Dealer's Choice
After this show's over, Mark Woolley is hanging the "closed" sign on the door of his Pearl District gallery for the last time and moving shop fulltime to his Wonder Ballroom location. To celebrate the end of an era, he's going out with Dealer's Choice, a huge show of work that Woolley has either shown in the past, collected at one point, or never had a chance to show until now. If you buy something, you can take it home that day, so the show will be changing up all month long. Good luck, Mark, and catch you next time in Northeast. Mark Woolley Gallery, 120 NW 9th Suite 210, 224-5475, through Dec 30

Pierre Huyghe
Although Pierre Huyghe's body of work is incredibly diverse, it nonetheless demonstrates the Paris-born artist's obsession with creating layered narratives–only to expose the entangled network of relationships that compose them. For Huyghe, whose video "This Is Not a Time for Dreaming" marks the Jubitz Center's fourth contemporary art exhibition since it opened last fall, there is pleasure to be taken in peeling back levels of signification. "Dreaming" originated when Huyghe was commissioned to create a work to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Harvard University's Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, the only building designed by the architect Le Corbusier in the United States. The result was this 24-minute video in the form of a live puppet show, in which Le Corbusier's frustration in working with administrators to realize his vision is paralleled with Huyghe's own stifled attempts to complete his commemorative commission. (John Motley) Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park, 226-2811, through Jan 1

Robert Colescott
Colescott is a major artist, but this selection of work, drawn from his output over the past two decades, falls flat. Too many of the paintings seem desperate to bait viewers into a reaction and rely on politics that are, by now, hardly radical. More importantly, they lack the sheer beauty to make up for trying so hard. (John Motley) Laura Russo Gallery, 805 NW 21st, 226-2754, through Dec 23