R.W. Northcutt: Indigenous Genius

July 15 - August 26, 2011

Art League Houston

1953 Montrose Boulevard, Houston, TX 77006 Get directions

(713) 523-9530

Indigenous Genius, a fact-stretching installation by radical woodworker Rodd Northcutt,  presents artifacts from Northcutt’s collection that chronicle the obscure yet poetic life of three wood-working animals:  the beaver, the woodpecker and the termite. Sculptures, dioramas, drawings and audio portray animal artistry and ingenuity, including a pair of wooden shoes created by the combined efforts of woodpeckers and termites, beaver-inspired paraphernalia from the Fraternal Organization of Original Woodworkers, and  diorama illustrating a 19th century American Luddite movement amongst the beaver population of St. Louis.

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