Dirty Laundry
Gallery 500's first solo exhibition comes to us from Laudir Michael Fierro, whose work combines elements of Chicano culture and sexuality. Sexual memories are transcribed onto latex condoms, and then attached to a clothesline. I've been saying for years, that if there's one thing I'd really like to see in the art world, it's a show of scribbling on a bunch of rubbers. Gallery 500, 420 SW Washington, Suite 500, 223-3951, Through Jan. 30

Frontier Romance
Greg Pond, a Tennessee resident, returns to Portland after showings at Core Sample and the Modern Zoo, with a "multimedia mediation on the death of poets and the rise of nations." The Art Nucleus, 1905 NW 26th, 503-224-2582, 6-10 PM

Night In, Night Out
Arnold Pander wallows in kitsch and attempts to deny an ironic approach with his new black velvet paintings. Aalto Lounge, 3356 SE Belmont, 235-6041, Through Jan. 31

* Selections from the Elmwood Collection
This print exhibition sounds well worth the old drive across the river. Selections from WSU's permanent collection, on loan to Clark College, includes work by Robert Rauschenberg, Donald Judd, and Joseph Beuys. Archer Gallery, Clark College, 1800 E McLoughlin, Vancouver, (360) 992-2200, Through Feb. 6

The Mouse Project
Eden Swartz's new exhibition is all about being short. If rapper Too $hort could make an entire career out of it, maybe Swartz can, too. Nocturnal, 1800 E Burnside, 239-5900, Through Jan.