* Amy Ruppel
Straight off the Oregon Biennial, Amy Ruppel displays her new work at the inimitable Seaplane. Using her signature digital-striping/wood panel/beeswax techniques, the artist now incorporates drawing of birds into her sumptuous compositions. Seaplane, 3356 SE Belmont, 234-2409, Through Sep. 12

* Bathtub Art Show
For the claw-foot fetishist in all of us, the Know presents "A collection of international handmade bathtub postcard art." Come see a bunch of postcards from around the world with different variations of bathtubs on them. Come opening night and see a bunch of films about bathtubs as well. The Know, 2026 NE Alberta, 284-6397, Opening reception Thurs 6 pm - 9 pm, runs through Sept 22

* Bibliocosmos
Stephanie Snyder has curated a show of artist's books from Reed College's deep collection. Artists and bookmakers include Ed Ruscha, John Baldessari, Fernand Leger, Melody Owen, and Charmbracelet. Cooley Gallery at Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock, 777-7790, Through Oct 5

* Shepard Fairey's Obey
By now you've surely noticed the proliferation of Andre the Giant's ugly mug all over our fair city, thanks to social phenomenologist/graphic designer Shepard Fairey. The man who brought us Andre the Giant Has a Posse is showing new work at Gallery Bink, including prints of Sid Vicious, Motorhead, Grandmaster Flash, and of course, Andre. Gallery Bink, 1416 E. Burnside, 233-8866, Through Sept. 4

Sideshow of Art
This group show revolves around circus and carnival themes, but gets our attention by having real live acrobats present at the opening August 28, tumbling all around the artwork. Embellishments Studio, 5018 NE 22nd Suite E, 503-335-7044, Aug. 28 - Sept. 24

Marne Lucas
Sex worker activist/photographer Lucas "documents her friends lounging in nature as through it were their own dressing room." The result is a series of well-composed photos of scantily clad/naked women amongst scenic forests. This is high art at its most stimulating. Aalto Lounge, 3356 SE Belmont, 235-6041, Sept 1-30, free

Nate Hudson
Optic Nerve Arts promises surrealist charcoal drawing of monsters and sickly figures, drafted by Mr. Nate Hudson. Optic Nerve Arts, 1829 NE Alberta St. #11, Aug. 28 - Sept. 25, 6-10 pm