Bartek Prusiewicz
New works, in clay. Go Gallery, 328 NW Broadway, 294-1903, Through Dec

Fredrick H. Zal
The respected curator of Atelier Z presents his own work in the form of shinkenchiku. He works with ingenious concepts of shape and form, presenting the concept of transforming paper's thickness via drawing, photographer, Marquette. The architecture of art, mind-bending. You'll be enamored with how Zal breathes and embodies his own design and concept. Atelier Z, 328 NW Broadway #117, 236-4855, Through Dec

Group Show
Representing paintings, sculpture, mixed media. Katherine Ace, Sherrie Wolf, Samuel J. Rowlett, more. Not exactly on the cutting edge of art, but interesting, solid and respectable when it comes to craft and form. Margo Jacobsen, 1039 NW Glisan St, 224-7287, Through Dec

Musician Series
Oil paintings of musicians from Karen Silve. Belinki & DuPrey, 1224 SW Broadway, Through Dec

Sanitarium de Dr. Axt
Dr. Axt, psyche surgeon, and Ernie Louise, Girl Chimp, travel the world, replacing personalities, giving advice, and noting the debauchery of other chimps. On show: a virtual museum of Dr. Axt/Ernie Louise paraphernalia, including a lab coat, vintage Personality Replacement Kits, and a virtual Pandora's box of utter ZANINESS! Cameron Showroom + Gallery, 723 NW 18th Ave, 503-248-6701, Through Dec 23

Sexual Politics
A group show of cut-and-paste imagery exploring the idea of the human as commodity, essentially. Luke Buser, Jeannine Hart, Noah McKinns, Lori Olds contribute. Planet Gallery, 2503 NE Killingsworth, 998-4779, through Dec

The Reading Room
Barbara Tetenbaum's installation frees text from the confines of the page. Sentences float as if in the collective unconscious, or like they popped out of your brain through your ear. A reversal for this book arts master. Nine Gallery, 1231 NW Hoyt, 225-0210, Through Dec

Masao Yamamoto
Masao Yamamoto's photographs are like vignettes of imagined memories--hazy, familiar, and uncannily private. His photographs are usually small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, and their surfaces are given more attention than almost any other photographs made today. The artist distresses his final objects by creasing the prints, sanding them down, dying them, and fraying the edges. What one then sees is not so much an image as a souvenir from a dream. CHAS BOWIE SK Josefsberg, 403 NW 11 Ave, 241-9112, Through Jan 11