disembodied.reconfigured
Three artists: Bruce Eves, Chris Komater, and Ira Tattelman. Conceptual digital artist Eves adopts a post-gay critique of the socially constructed cult of hyper-masculine male vanity. Komater is a photo montagist who photographs the male body from extremely close distances, resulting in a lot of hair. Tattelman has an architectural background and also has a cool name. Soundvision, 825 NW Everett #108, 238-7007, Nov 1-23

Polaroids
The New Space celebrates its newness with an exhibit by Ben Alexander featuring 247.5 Polaroids that document the artist's daily observations, trials and tribulations. You wouldn't think it, but Polaroids can actually attain a rather haunting sort of beauty. On Halloween, classic horror films will be projected during the exhibit and music will be played by bands Wet Confetti and Other Men My Age. The New Space Gallery & Studio, 1632 SE 10th, 963-1935, Oct 31-Nov 30; opening reception Thurs 8 pm

Jo Ann Mace
Mace uses acrylics and ink to create blends of murky shapes and simplistic drawings that look like something your five-year old cousin might do. Not the most aesthetically pleasing work, but there's a lot going in it, including some eerie symbolism. Mark Woolley Gallery, 120 NW 9th Ave, Suite 210, 224-5475, Nov 4-30; opening reception Wed 6 pm

Markus Wolff
Influenced by European mythological imagery and iconography, Wolff makes pen drawings with gouache, and acrylic paintings that range from the heraldic to the erotic. The Planet Gallery claims to specialize in porn, gore, and subversive politics. Planet Gallery, 2503 NE Killingsworth, 998-4779, Oct 31-Nov 21; opening reception Thurs 8 pm

Nautical/Maritime
Avast ye scurvy scurvs or ye'll be swabbing the deck! For more such lingo, drop on by this show, which features marine-themed artwork by Portland artists like Jake Arcularius, Daisy Grattan, and Adam Sorenson. Eagerwally Gallery, 630 SE 3rd, 335-3821, Nov 1-30; opening reception Fri 7 pm