Abi Spring: Water
Say goodbye to Lovelake Gallery as it pulls into its final week of existence with this show of abstract paintings inspired by the surface of water. Lovelake, 1720 NW Lovejoy #107, 939 2255, Through Oct. 30

* ...Because Cynicism Left Yesterday
Artists Liz Haley and John Vitale have assembled a collection of artists from across America whose work is "unflappably sincere" and "visually progressive." The participating artists include art-stars Barbara Ess and Chris Johanson. Disjecta, 116 NE Russell, 335-6979, Through Oct. 31

* Dirty Laundry: Behind the Scenes of the Sex Industry
Pictures of porno people are positively played, which can only mean one thing: they are right on schedule to hit Portland. Photographers like Jeff Burton, Larry Sultan,and Ken Probst have already provided ample documentation of the behind-the-scenes banality of the adult film industry. But hey--it's fun subject matter, and who knows? Dirty Laundry photographer Michael Rubenstein may have a new spin on the whole thing. Angry Fairy, 625 NW Everett #107, Through Oct. 31

Mo: Labyrinthine Projections
Based on his favorite childhood toy, the Etch-A-Sketch, techno-designer-artist Mo has created Labyrinthine Projections, a patent-pending rendering tool. Come see the new technology that Michael Jordan liked enough to commission his own portrait in. Genuine Imitation Gallery, 328 NW Broadway #116, 234-3760, Through Nov. 2

* Print Print Revolution
Centuries before Sinclair Broadcasting began airing inflammatory propaganda on TV screens across America, the tools of political mass persuasion largely fell on the letterpress, the oldest form of printing. In a revival of the antique process, the IPRC is hosting an exhibition of contemporary political protest posters. The surprise twist is that the show actually disparages Kerry's Vietnam record and ridicules his foreign policy, while portraying Bush as a strong leader with a high moral fiber. Just kidding. Independent Publishing Resource Center, 917 SW Oak Street, #218, 827-0249, Through Nov. 6