Metamorfosis
Two artists, Narcissus Quagliata and Rafael Cauduro, turn enormous glass art into a forensics-type study of how we look at a corpse, and how we used to look at the ominousness of death's image. Bullseye Connection Gallery, 300 NW 13th Ave, 227-0222, Through Sept

No More Man Made
Peter Vickery and Austin Whipple subvert wanton consumerism thorough the idea that robots will replace human product-producers. Live animatronics and a play on light and sound shall delight with impending doom. Cameron Showroom + Gallery, 723 NW 18th Ave, 503-248-6701, Through Sept 27

Buffmonster, J.D. Davis' Pretty in Pink
Local reformed graffiti writer JD Davis puts his electro-clash lookin' stuff to the wall, exhibiting a new, advertising-age aesthetic with the sensibilities of early '80s hiphop's relationship with commercialism. And Buffmonster just makes some cute characters that are steeped in Japanese pop, and could be categorized as "fresh." Compound, 11 NW 2nd, Through Sept

Film Show: From Hollywood to Bollywood and Back
Various artists and alumni exhibit their critical interpretations of the effect of film on society. Will probably be way more exciting than I just made it sound. Cooley Gallery at Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock, 777-7790, Through Oct 6

(JubilantPhyrricWaste)
"Pattern and by-product" is the tagline for this show by Chandra Bocci, Pearl Dick, and Paige Saez. Bocci uses cut-up product boxes (Hamburger Helper, Tide, whatnot) to show the quagmire of consumerism, and to make some stuff that just looks pretty cool and painstaking. Pearl Dick is one of Portland's finest painters, with an incredible sense of emotion, space and image. And Paige Saez shows survival instincts through evolutionary paintings. Lookin' good. Disjecta Gallery, 116 NE Russell, Through Sept 30

Resin d'etre
It's called Resin d'etre, and it's ASSEMBLAGE! Get it? Doughlas Remy pieces together scrap metal, glass, round things and more for his neat-looking craft. Gallery 33 , 1400 NW Everett St, 219-9900, Through Sept

Todd Kurtzman
The animator hopefully will bring bronze and brass to life with Statics in Dynamic Movement, which experiments in sculpture and dance and some other stuff. Go Gallery, 328 NW Broadway

Willa Schneberg
Striking photos of the aftermath of the killing fields in Cambodia. Indus Books, 1808 NE Alberta, 281-2476, Through Oct 29

Parimal Deodhar
This student artist presents Les Ailes, which celebrates freedom and motion through clay, wood, wire, oils and more. L & B Viewing Room, 1714 NW Overton 2 Flr, 241-4144, Through Sept 27

Sheila Klein
Outside of its materialist context, fashion is a very incredible art form. Klein uses it to great effect, designing subway stations as wombs and making gigantic, textural tents. She'll give a talk about all this at 4 pm on Fri Sept 6. Lewis & Clark College Gallery of Contemporary Art, 0615 SW Palatine Hill Rd, 768-7687, Through Oct 20

Play
Another cheesy press release: "all artists [in this show] are Gen X-ers, a group that seems to be taking over Portland cultural life." GROAN. We'll assume that was for the Oregonians of the world and look past it, cause the show looks pretty good: Jacqueline Ehlis, Bruce Conkle, Todd Johnson, Hillary Pfeifer, and Jeff Jahn excitingly interpret playfulness through art. Littman and White Galleries Portland State University, Smith Center 1825 SW Broadway, 2nd Floor, 725-5656, Through Sept

Michael Brieger, Sandy Roumagoux
Oil paintings as artifacts. Kinda like the stuff on the walls of caves, but encapsulating the travails of the artists. Mark Woolley Gallery, 120 NW 9th Ave, Suite 210, 224-5475, Through Sept 28

Nikki mcclure, jean smith, david lester
For Sept 7 only, McClure exhibits her amazing papercuts, Smith shows self-portraits and paintings, and Lester's political posters of turn-of-the-century women in struggle. Performance by Mecca Normal and lecture to follow. Pacific Switchboard, 2632 SE 25th, 236-0867

photography, etc
Homeless youth and guest artists exhibit Polaroid transfers, color copies, photographs, and other medium. p:ear gallery, 809 SW Alder, 228-6677, Through Sept 27

toyland
Artists' interpretation of toys: Cindy Sherman, Chris Burden, Kojo Griffin, Trude Parkinson, Andy Warhol, more. Alysia Duckler Gallery, 1236 NW Hoyt, through Sept

Walk Ways
PICA is putting on this very diverse, touring show of 19 artists' interpretations of walking, curated by Independent Curators International, who come from New Yawk. Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, 219 NW 12th, 242-1419

Tiny Orange Pylons
Multimedia/collaborative installation by Tyler Kline, Paul Fujita, Mike McGovern, Karyn Shearer, Dan Ness. Zeitgeist, 625 NW Everett #109, 971-544-1365, Through Sept