Created as a temporary piece for Arts on the Avenue in Houston. Found on an esplenade between 9th and 10th Street on Heights Blvd. It is a 72″ x 60″ x 6″ work made from wood and steel. It is hand painted with exterior latex paint.
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These works are in the final stages of completion. They were commissioned by the Greater East End Management District in Houston. Special Thanks to Robert Ziebell for some of the pictures
MEASURED explores the measurements imposed and created by mundane objects and their influence on individuals. These fill the social and identity voids created by perceptions. The images are 1:1 scale drawings of “tools” that measure an individual through the prism of social norms and expectations. From a wedding ring, to a vibrator, to a house, […]
50 mW lasers, mirrors, and mirrorpane Anthony Thompson Shumate’s PODS® container explores the impact of weather as a powerful cultural and aesthetic force. Shumate’s unit is equipped high-tech lasers that create an environment made of light and sound based on the experience of the regional weather. The expansive resources of Houston are used to create […]
Read the review by Douglas Britt >> See the video and other documentation on the iPad app >> This dynamic new body of work demonstrates Thompson Shumate’s mastery of storytelling while merging new contemporary pieces with the classical concepts from DuChamp to Ruscha. The semi-autobiographical show includes an exciting variety of multimedia experiences for its viewers. Central […]
EXCERPT FROM PRESS RELEASE: “The name of the show, The Pump that Jack Used, is a “tongue and cheek” play on children’s picture book titles, applied to the executive political workings of the all mighty oil industry. While conducting research in preparation for the show, Anthony Thompson Shumate discovered that the same 15 people sit on […]
Finalist Proposal for Southwest Airlines Terminal at Hobby Airport, Houston, Texas. Collaboration with Robert Ziebell, Doug Michels, and Anthony Thompson Shumate [nggallery id=14]
Novus ordo seclorum (Latin for “New Order of the Ages”) appears on the reverse of the Great Seal of the United States, first designed in 1782 and printed on the back of the American dollar bill since 1935. Through the duality of beauty and commentary, the installation evokes a proud and mixed nostalgia, while opening […]
24 K Gold Plated Burger King Crown Hand Sewn Satin Pillow 6 Inches Tall
Available for the iPAD, and it is awesome >> Las Pozas: Steps and Falls is an interactive virtual tour of the fantastical surrealist garden created by the iconoclastic British aristocrat and poet Edward James (1907-1984). A visionary patron and friend of the European surrealist artists, James supported projects by Salvador Dáli and sat for portraits […]
Liz Ward Robert Ziebell Anthony Thompson Shumate Commission, University of Houston Sugarland Campus The inspiration for Brazos Trace is the Brazos River, a major geographical feature adjacent to the campus. The project’s curving panels create the visual effect of a river descending through the architectural space. The river-like panels are patterned with images relating to […]
Midwestern-Mideastern (Jihad) Silver Plated Bronze Buckles, Hand tooled belts, Video Projection: 10 Ft in diameter Buckle: 6″ in diameter Based on the Texas “Ye-haw” and its connection with the “country” sub-culture, the “Jihad” belt buckles are fashioned with a cowboy hat at the top of the J. The projection is an illustrated version of both […]
The name of the show, Stations, is a “tongue and cheek” play on the common euphemism of the fourteen stations where Christ stopped on his final sacred voyage, and the top fourteen gas service stations (not gas companies) in America.
ClubGitm’o:Houston highlighted the current political struggle between prevention from terrorism versus the deterioration of civil rights with a luxurious touch. The experience of ClubGitm’o:Houston addressed the conflict by directly presenting both truths: the methods to prevent terrorism and the need to protect civil rights and the overstepping of both camps. By participating in this event, […]
A public installation for Buffalo Bayou Art Park. 15 posable arrows were installed through out the park that offered participants to interact with the work and the environment. The arrows were installed throughout the park, and were made to be positioned on any x and y axis. Initially they were installed to point at mundane […]