David Eckard
New sculptures and drawings from the Portland artist in Tournament (lumens) which, on paper, is something like a cross between Gladiator and a children's science museum--curious machines for a bronze age Icarus. Marylhurst Art Gym, 17600 Pacific Hwy., 699-6243

Brian Heileson's elemental environments. Pretty, dreamy things--landscapes, but not in the traditional way. Cameron Showroom + Gallery, 723 NW 18th Ave, 503-248-6701, Through Jan

The Wild West with Natural Selection
David Leventhal's photographs--large-format Polaroids--depict childhood toys placed in reality-like situations. His plastic cowboys are the idealized stuff of spaghetti Westerns. Also, with a group show focused on extinction and the natural world. Augen Gallery, 817 SW 2nd Ave, 224-8182, Through Feb

Joshua Victor
The first opening of a new gallery features Joshua Victor, who also happens to own the gallery. He does acrylic paintings and pen and ink drawings. His philosophy for his art is, "I just want people to be happy." Music for the Eye, 6101 SE Belmont, Opens Sat Jan 11

M.K. Guth
More digital video and photographs from the seemingly ubiquitous Guth, I Want to Hold Your Hand promises to be imaginative at the very least. Also, the continuation of the wonderful group show Stitch by Stitch, which exhibits until Februrary 1. Elizabeth Leach Gallery, 207 SW Pine St, 224-0521, Through Feb

Mark Perry, Eric Franklin
Selection, which exhibits Perry's varying print processes; Anomalies, which shows how Franklin turns gas and pressure, electrical frequency into magical lighting for his super cool animal-shaped glass sculptures. L & B Viewing Room, 1714 NW Overton, Floor 2, 241-4144, Through Feb

New Members
New paintings, sculpture, and mixed media from Portlanders Jamie Coffey, Patrick Hartigan, Aaron Loveitt, Annah Smedberg-Eivers. Gallery 114, 1100 NW Glisan, 243-3356, Through Feb 1