2D From 3D
Elizabeth Leach presents an impressive look at drawings made by artists best known for their work in sculpture. The all-star line up includes notables such as Lee Bontecou, Kiki Smith, Russel Crotty, and Louise Bourgeois. Not bad. Not bad at all. Elizabeth Leach Gallery, 417 NW 9th, 224-0521, through Nov 23

Art of Surviving
Good cause, mawkish delivery: People affected by domestic violence (victims, therapists, etc) create art to express and heal their wounds. YWCA , 1111 SW 10th, 294-7400, through Oct 28

British Prints
Limey prints! Get your limey prints here! David Hockney, Damien Hirst, Bridget Riley, Julian Opie, more. Augen Gallery, 817 SW 2nd, 224-8182, closes Oct 26

Exquisite Pain
Several months ago I wrote a column about artists who jumped the shark and somehow forgot to include Sophie Calle. Once one of the most interesting French artists of her day, her focus and creative output has been in a sort of tailspin for the past decade. Even though Exquisite Pain is far from her best work, hats off to PAM for bringing her work to town. If the museum plays its cards right with this new endowment-based project gallery, the revamped PAM could finally become a serious player on Portland's local art scene. CB Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park, 226-2811, through Feb 12, $10

Venezuelan Muralist
Since Hugo Chavez (whom Pat Robertson kindly suggested be assassinated) was elected president of Venezuela in 1998, public murals with social realist themes—violence, poverty, drugs—have surged in and around Caracas. Nelson Santana, one of the country's leading muralists, will speak in Portland Friday night, with both Spanish and English translations and a performance by the Mambo Queens. Musician's Hall, 325 NE 20th, Fri 7 pm, free