Color & Modulation
For the past seven years, Rob Tyler has been creating a series of abstract ambient films by handpainting the individual film frames and reworking them on his computer. Center Space, 420 SE 6th, 239-7657, opens Fri, 6-10 pm; closes Feb 1

Early NW Artists
Brush up on your local art history with this show of earth tones by Kenneth Callahan, Carl Morris, Michele Russo, and Mark Tobey. Laura Russo Gallery, 805 NW 21st Ave, 226-2754, through Jan 28

Marcel Dzama
If you haven't been following the meteoric career trajectory of McSweeney's-approved artist Marcel Dzama, you might know his whimsical drawings from the cover of Beck's Guero. Augen is exhibiting The Cabin of Count Dracula, a series of new lithographs by the wildly influential Canadian illustrator (who recently moved to NYC). Augen Gallery, 817 SW 2nd, 224-8182, through Jan 25

Michael Bise
Bise is an awesome young Houston artist whose narrative graphite drawings fall somewhere between Calvin & Hobbes and Gus Van Sant's Elephant. small A projects, 1430 SE 3rd Ave, 230-0265, opens Fri, 6-9 pm; closes Feb 11