Hans Hillman
In conjunction with an ongoing exhibition of European movie posters from the 1960's, Capsule Homes presents the work of Hans Hillman, focusing on the posters he did for the films of Jean-Luc Godard. Can't get much cooler than that. Capsule Homes Gallery, 815 NE Glisan, 525-4355

Selected Phonographies
Phonographies is a fancy word for field recordings, which J. Frede has been making across the U.S. and Europe. He presents a selection of collected ambient noises like circling helicopters and rustling leaves hissing and whirring from tiny speakers dangling from the gallery ceiling. Frede will perform a live set May 2. Soundvision, 625 NW Everett #108, 238-7007, Through May 24

Loran Nakell
Nakell makes acrylic paintings on wood and steel that incorporate images of idyllic Americana and 50's design and illustration, including vignettes of green olives, exploding volcanoes, and wall paper design. p:ear gallery, 809 SW Alder, 228-6677, Through May 15

Virginia Flynn
Cut paper silhouettes may be one of the most seductive mediums around that people hardly use anymore. Flynn's black and white compositions rely on Modernist collage, children's storybooks, and Mexican religious celebrations. L&B Gallery, 1215 SW 16th Avenue, 241-4144, May 7 - 30