COCKY, conversation with my critics.

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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 to the exhibition is the anthology of a contemporary cock.   The familiar rooster, icon of domesticity chosen for both its reality and absurdity, takes on a multitude of forms throughout the exhibition. Each piece is a rhetorical answer to today’s artistic questions of criticism, aesthetics, and concepts- and finds humor in the sincerity of its execution.