* Cold War Soviet-made Propaganda Posters
Capitalism is the enemy in this Proletarian art show featuring Soviet posters made in the White Nights-era of Perestroika. New Urban Experience, 625 NW Everett, Suite 111, 294-1903, Through June 3

* Red Trailer Motel
If you still haven't seen Michael McMillen's installation yet, quit fucking around and go see it. That's all there is to it. Cooley Gallery at Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock, 777-7790, Through June 13

* Prints from Pace
Pace Prints, a division of New York's bar-setting Pace Wildenstein Gallery, is one of the country's leading print exhibition spaces. Now you can see some of their newer pieces, with works by Sol Lewitt, Bridget Riley, Kiki Smith, and Chris Johanson. Augen Gallery, 817 SW 2nd Ave, 224-8182, Through May 27

Signs, Desperate
John Brodie's solo exhibit at Stumptown shows off his new cardboard signs. The text-based pieces and crudely painted cardboard make appeals such as, "I must find paradise. Please help." In his press release, Brodie has noted in bold text, "This is not a show about people standing on corners holding signs and asking for money." Sorry, John, but it looks like that's exactly what it's about. It also sounds a little too close to Gillian Wearing's famous sign piece, in which an English businessman holds a sign declaring, "I'm desperate." Stumptown Downtown, 128 SW 3rd Ave, Through May 29

* The Haptic Object
Daniel Fagereng's absurdly ornamental faux-electric guitar is a hilarious riff on utility, art, and music. PDX Window Project, 612 NW 12th, Through June 5

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