* Craig Hickman
Hickman, the unofficial roadside photographer of the I-5 corridor, presents his slices of banal Americana, which have been souped up in Photoshop and made to look eerily uniform and hyper-real. Blue Sky Photography Gallery, 1231 NW Hoyt St, 225-0210, Through Jan.
Glow Works: The Halo Series
Similar to PDX's Window Gallery, Lovelake Gallery has inaugurated its own window installation project. The first show comes from David Corboy, who uses Day Glo paint on cutout shapes that are collaged onto paper. Lovelake, 1720 NW Lovejoy #107, 939-2255, Through Jan.
Helen Frankenthaler: The Woodcuts
Yes, this show of the great Helen Frankenthaler's woodcuts is redundant and in need of a good trim, but her recent paintings, which are on view next to the prints they inspired, are very, very, very good. Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave, 226-2811, Through Feb. 15
Language As My Witness
This mixed media exhibit by Diane Jacobs incorporates handcrafted hats, bras, and underwear with responses that the artist gathered when she asked women "What was the worst name you have ever been called?" Despite the flat-footed feminist approach, the concept sounds more like a celebration of misogyny than an effort to move away from it. Oregon College of Art and Craft, 8245 SW Barnes Rd, 297-5544, Through Feb 8
Jerry "Joker" Inscoe
Inscoe, who has been a graffiti artist since the mid '80s, displays his traditional paintings here. They remind me of geometric abstractions--the kind of paintings that you used to be able to check out from the public library--infused with a few subtle techno markings. Basil Hallward Gallery at Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, Through Jan.