Visual Arts 

G. Lewis Clevenger
Clevenger's latest brushy geometric abstractions are based on domestic modernist architecture, particularly the Case Study houses of southern California. The colors are a little bolder and brasher than his last show at Pulliam Deffenbaugh, but overall, it's the same game. Pulliam Deffenbaugh, 929 NW Flanders, 228-6665, through Dec 30

A Century of Collage
With A Century of Collage, the Elizabeth Leach Gallery celebrates its 25th anniversary as one of Portland's most enduringly vital spaces. Fittingly, this commemorative group show displays the gallery's formula for success: a mix of established international artists and fresh emerging talent. With Collage, luminaries such as Robert Motherwell, Lee Krasner, Kiki Smith, and Ray Johnson fulfill the exhibition's star quotient. Still, the majority of the show is dominated by younger, lesser-known artists, with particularly strong work from Jack Pierson and Javier Pinon. Elizabeth Leach Gallery, 417 NW 9th, 224-0521, through Dec 30

Green Light Green Light
small A's latest offering is a group show of three young New York artists whose work concerns itself with the absurd pathos of everyday life. Jamie Isenstein (formerly of Portland) has two new installations planned for the exhibit; Anissa Mack famously placed fresh-baked apple pies in front of the Brooklyn Public Library for passersby to steal; and Josh Shaddock works with language and humor to suggest tiny disruptions in the daily routine. small A projects, 1430 SE 3rd, 234-7993, through Dec 23

Pictures of Women
Along with new work from the fantastic Chris Verene, Quality Pictures kicks off their inaugural pair of exhibitions with this group show of photographs of women. Artists include contemporary heavyweights like Nikki S. Lee, Katy Grannan, Larry Sultan, and Cindy Sherman. Quality Pictures, 916 NW Hoyt, 227-5060, through Jan 27

Salton Sea
Stephen Tamiese, who was inspired by the "simple and fatigued landscapes" of photographers such as Lewis Baltz and Robert Adams, stumbled into a great subject for his series Salton Sea. Once a vibrant vacation spot in Southern California, the sea has been virtually abandoned and left in disarray, yet a few continue to call it home. Pushdot Studio, 830 NW 14th, 224-5925, opens Thurs Dec 7, 6-9 pm, through Dec 31

The Art of Musical Maintenance 3
It's time again for Goodfoot's annual exhibition of cutting edge music posters from around the country, The Art of Musical Maintenance. This year's show includes over 250 posters from 40 artists, and if it's anything like its prior incarnations, it'll be pretty damn cool. Goodfoot, 2845 SE Stark, 740-1340, through Jan 23

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