* 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 experiments were deemed pornographic in America during the '30s. SK Josefsberg, 403 NW 11 Ave, 241-9112, Through Feb. 28

David Shratter
I think when we find contemporary plein-air painters, we need to hang on to them with all we've got. Shratter's cityscapes of Portland display a gritty ashcan realism. PDX, 604 NW 12th Ave, 222-0063, Through March 6

Frank Boyden
Boyden's macabre storybook narratives come alive through printmaking and handmade books at Laura Russo. One series is based on an ancient Japanese poem about a man who hovers between life and death, and a second series explores the interiors of human skulls. Laura Russo Gallery, 805 NW 21st Ave, 226-2754, Through February

* Nowadays
Local super-goopy abstract painter Jesse Hayward teams up with Tucson sculptor Alli Schmeltz for Haze's new exhibition. I'm thinking big, sexy work that's sure to be easy on the eyes. Haze Gallery, 6635 N. Baltimore Ste. 211, 503-283-6863, Through February

* Michael Boyle, Harrison Haynes, Shawn Records
The intersection of photography and painting is explored in this untitled group exhibition. Haynes' watercolors based on childhood photos will appear in the next zingmagazine. Boyle combines multiple photographic images in his acrylic paintings on wood, and Records is simply a crystalline photographer of daily life. Pacific Switchboard, 4637 N Albina, 233-2787, 12-4 pm Saturdays and Sundays