* Andre Kertesz
This Hungarian Modernist is one of the most appealing figures in the history of photography. A contemporary of Man Ray and Mondrian, Kertesz's funky formal experimentations were deemed pornographic in America during the 30s. SK Josefsberg, 403 NW 11 Ave, 241-9112, Through Feb. 28
Asea and 'Neath
Another show of sweet narrative illustrations at Motel. This month they come to us from Evan Harris and Carson Ellis. Motel seems to have found the kind of show they like and are sticking to it. Motel, NW Couch between 5 & 6, Through Jan.
Bargain Basement Used Cars
Portland's token bad boy artist Nic Walker returns with gritty new paintings derived from photos in used car magazines. Haze Gallery, 6635 N. Baltimore Ste. 211, 503-283-6863, Through Feb. 2
* 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, include work by Robert Rauschenberg, Donald Judd, and Joseph Beuys. Archer Gallery, Clark College, 1800 E McLoughlin, Vancouver, (360) 992-2200, Through Feb. 6
M.K. Guth's new videos and photographs reinterpret fairy tales and stories such as The Wizard of Oz and Little Red Riding Hood, bringing familiar characters together into surreal new contexts. Elizabeth Leach Gallery, 207 SW Pine St, 224-0521, Through Jan.