Henk Pander
Dutch-born, Portland-based master painter Henk Pander creates amazing, large scale narrative paintings that are always worth an outing to view. Laura Russo Gallery , 805 NW 21st Ave, 226-2754, Through April 30

A New Crop
A blue-chip gallery uses their power for good this month with A New Crop, an exhibition of prints by emerging artists. Some kick-ass names such as Marcel Dzama, Chris Johanson, Chris Ballantyne, and Glenn Ligon. Augen Gallery , 817 SW 2nd Ave, 224-8182, Through April 27

Tutti Frutti
Jacque Flechemuller (pronounced flesh-mule-er, the press release informs us) takes campy advertising images and gives them the painterly equivalent of a titty twister, resulting in humorous canvases of guinea pigs in diapers and google-eyed babies. PDX , 604 NW 12th Ave, 222-0063, Through April 30

James Lavadour and Storm Tharp
Like hiking through a fantastic wilderness--where each turn reveals some sublime panorama--James Lavadour's exhibit Walk is a dizzying array of complementary works. The strongest pieces rely on abstraction, allowing drips of paint and seemingly errant lines to befuddle the depiction of alpine ranges and green valleys. Much of Storm Tharp's work deconstructs a different terrain: the landscape of the human body. One untitled work in his exhibit The Black Show features the faces of Elvis Costello and Jack Nicholson with colorful lines transforming each star's hair into spiraling patterns. RD PDX at Wieden + Kennedy , 219 NW 12th Ave., Through April 30