Dig My Grave On the Spot Where it Lands
One of the most exciting artists in Portland works more in the theater biz than in the art world--until now. Gabriel Liston, the visual art director for Liminal Theater's acclaimed The Resurrectory, debuts a solo exhibition of narrative-driven work, incorporating wall drawings, wax-sealed copies of Moby Dick, and other hand-crafted props. New American Art Union , 922 SE Ankeny St., 231-8294, Aug. 5-27

Social Studies
Emily Ginsburg's screen prints combine the language of techno-glyphs with comic book narrative and architectural drawings. Nine Gallery , 1231 NW Hoyt, 225-0210, Through Aug. 27

Michael Alago
Alago signs copies of his new book, Rough Gods (photos from the book are on view all month), which features muscular, tattooed, buff, and angry gay men, as well as delicate shots of crucifixes, discarded underwear, and American flags. Brian Marki Fine Art , 2236 NE Broadway, 249-5659, Aug. 5-31

Paul Seawright
Masterful Irish photographer Paul Seawright was commissioned by the Imperial War Museum to travel to Afghanistan with the intent of documenting the war. Seawright's strengths lie in his color photographs of spare, unpopulated landscapes, which a bombed-to-shit Afghanistan provided plenty of. Blue Sky Photography Gallery , 1231 NW Hoyt St, 225-0210, Through Aug. 27

Print Club '05
This month Powell's gallery features over 20 print artists from around the country. Basil Hallward Gallery at Powell's City of Books , 1005 W Burnside, 228-4651, through Aug

The Enchanted Forest
Justin "Scrappers" Morrison's takeover of the Portland art scene continues, as he brings his likable faux-folk paintings of loggers, writers, and birdies to V-Gun. Expect cartoony paintings on old cutting boards, plaques, and recycled canvases. V-Gun , 412 SW Fourth Ave., 503-226-3400, Through Sept. 10