Self-taught artist Dune-Micheli Patten researched cave paintings and primitive artwork in Central America and Europe, then tried out their methods and aesthetics himself. The result, Icons & Hieroglyphs, at Elder Street Gallery, is a den of sculptures, paintings and installations meant to evoke modern-day Houston. Undiscovered Genius of the Third Ward, for example, is a woodcarving painted with images of a cross, a coffin, an eye and a guitar to commemorate the late, great local jazz/blues guitarist Kinny Abair. See if you can recognize your neighborhood as interpreted by a 21st-century caveman from 1 to 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through Fridays, and 1 to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through March 7. 1101 Elder Street. For information, call 281-250-4889 or visit www.elderstreetartist.com. Free.
Feb. 9-March 2, 2008