* A Photographer's Love of Life
Edward Weston was a quintessential womanizing, vegetarian California boy who was also an undisputed MoP (master of photography). If you can briefly forget his friendship with geeky Ansel Adams, you'll see that Weston was truly trying to forge a new way of looking at the world, which he executed with technical virtuosity. Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave, 226-2811, Through Nov. 26

* Brendan Clenaghen
Clenaghen, whom I had previously dismissed as an overly simple craft-and-finish fetishist, has expanded his repertoire somewhat with the addition of spatial effects and painted teardrop/word bubble forms lingering on his goose-bumped wood panels. Pulliam Deffenbaugh, 522 NW 12th Ave, 228-6665, Through Oct. 2

* Magnificent Obsessions
Illinois artist Lisa Lockhart brings her entire studio to the jewel-like PDX Gallery, transforming the small space into a life-size sculptural construction full of artful doodles and doodads. PDX, 604 NW 12th Ave, 222-0063, Through Oct. 2

* Red Shoe Delivery Service
Here's the dealy-o: if you run into artist MK Guth while she's in Red Shoe mode, she will chauffeur you to any destination of your choosing at no financial cost. Is there a catch? Of course. You must don a pair of her glittery red shoes, click your heels, and say, "There's no place like (Kaiser Permanente, or wherever you want to go)." It's a little humiliating, sure, but a free ride is a free ride. Check out how other people handle the delivery service in these videos at Leach Gallery. Elizabeth Leach Gallery, 207 SW Pine St, 224-0521, Through Oct. 2

Tamara Lischka
As in her previous show at Pushdot, Lischka is showing photographs of teeny tiny animal fetuses that look like freaky gumball machine prizes. Pushdot Studio, 833 NW 14th, 224-5925, Through Oct. 1

Tim Dalbow
If you missed Dalbow's show of large abstract paintings at Haze Gallery a few months ago, here's your chance to see them with some caffeinated goodness. Stumptown SW, SW 3rd & Ash, Through Oct. 6

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