Gerry Snyder
Snyder, who was featured in the 2002 Whitney Biennial, bases his narrative paintings on the biblical story of Sodom and Gomorrah, spinning the tales with cinematic elements and attention to themes of incest and violence. Lewis & Clark College, 0615 SW Palatine Hill Road, 768-7495, Through March 14

* Girls Gone Wild
This goofily named, energetic show features dozens of 20 and 30-something local women artists. There are some true highlights courtesy of Kristen Kennedy and the recently split-for-Los Angeles Natascha Snellman. Basil Hallward Gallery at Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 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

Suburban Dreams
Mark Bennett's prints and collages are deadpan architectural and media studies in which he presents the blueprints of famous TV homes, like the Beverly Hillbilly mansion, the Brady house,and the home of Darren and Samantha from Bewitched. Augen Gallery, 817 SW 2nd Ave, 224-8182, Through Feb. 28

Whispers from the Walls
Acclaimed artist Whitfield Lovell's intricate, sensory installation lands at Reed College for Black History Month. Lovell has recreated his vision of a Texas sharecropper's home from the 1920s with meticulous attention to detail. Life-size figures of the imagined inhabitants are drawn on the wall, in case you don't realize that you are supposed to be focused on the plight of those who once dwelled there. Cooley Gallery at Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock, 777-7790, Through March 3