Comics in the Digital Age
The Art of Storytelling isn't just a Slick Rick CD anymore. It's also a group show featuring seven Portland comic artists who rely on digital technology to make their strips. Pushdot Studio, 833 NW 14th, 224-5925, Through August 1

Jacob Pander
Jacob makes up one half of the two Pander brothers showing at Woolley Gallery this month. Together, the bros write and illustrate Batman comics for DC, direct videos for Howie B., and write screenplays in their free time. At Woolley, Jacob is showing digital photo-narrative grids that look like vidcaps, although there are no videos involved. Mark Woolley East, 120 NW 9th Suite 210, 224-5475, Through August 2

Ken Grant and Stephen Hughes
Blue Sky, Portland's photographic epicenter, has fallen into a programming rut which threatens to transform familiarity into contempt. It seems every month at Blue Sky is dedicated to academic photographs, either of overlooked, banal landscapes, or humanistic social portraiture. This month they bring a two-fisted attack, as Ken Grant "explores the friendship, family, and working life of laborers," and Stephen Hughes dedicates photos to "the peripheral, marginal zones... of our contemporary social landscape." Blue Sky Photography Gallery, 1231 NW Hoyt St, 225-0210, Through August 2

* Laurie Reid
It's not every day that ex-Whitney Biennial artists get solo shows at local galleries. While Laurie Reid may not be a household name yet, her delicate drawings and works on paper are simultaneously energetic and soothing. Pulliam Deffenbaugh, 522 NW 12th Ave, 228-6665, Through August 2

Luke Buser & Minnie Jardine
Local shutterbugs work it. Buser composes montages from found photographs in magazines, and also original prints. Jardine's weapon of choice is a Holga camera, a cheap plastic device that allows light to leak into the shots, giving them an intriguing, old-timey softness. The New Space Gallery & Studio, 1632 SE 10th, 963-1935, Through July 30

Viva Filete!
Judging from this announcement, it looks like Remedios Rapoport may have pulled off a Gresham coup. When I'm 64 looks like a decorative car culture/headboard wall work, decorated with pinks and browns, green curlicues, painted birds, fruits, and dozens of tiny, shiny spheres. Main Street Chocolates, 44 N Main Ave, 503-665-5990, Through July 31

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