Visual Arts 

Hybridization
Junko Iijima's drawings and sculptures of funky tea kettles fuse traditional Japanese cast-iron patterning and pop-y, cartoony silliness. Pushdot Studio, 833 NW 14th, 224-5925, through Feb 25

New Trajectories I: Relocations
New Trajectories I is so teeming with a diverse and captivating range of art from the last five years that it can be a little overwhelming. Not only does the show confirm the Cooley Gallery's increasingly indispensable role in bringing contemporary art to Portland, but it also casts a long and intimidating shadow on the city's visual arts programming for the remainder of the year. (John Motley) Cooley Gallery at Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock, 777-7790, through March 11

Justin Scrappers Morrison
Portland's most prolific faux-k painter, Justin Scrappers Morrison, returns with a slew of mildly amusing kitsch trinkets. Stumptown (Belmont), 34th & Belmont, through Feb

Video Window
All month, Leach Gallery will show three video works looped on a monitor, all curated by local artist MK Guth. The videos will rotate monthly; February brings us L'homme du Fleuve by David Eckart, Home Sweet Lean-To by Shawna Ferreira, and America Is by Federico Nessi. Elizabeth Leach Gallery, 417 NW 9th Ave., 224-0521, through Feb

Paper Fences
Stephanie Robison's sculptures employ recurring visual motifs such as tiny pink cushions stacked like patties; wooden stair cases and perches; and black umbrella-like caps, whose dangling black threads suggest jellyfish. The resulting structures are tiny, imagined environments, in which these repeated forms constitute a kind of ecology. (John Motley) Tilt, 625 NW Everett Suite 106, through Feb 26

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