Ruby & Willie
Bootsy Holler is a very good editorial photographer who spent much of 2002 documenting her grandparents' home in Richland, WA. After Ruby died in 1978, Grandpa Willie sequestered himself to the basement, while the rest of the house remained untouched like a mausoleum. Holler's portrait of Ruby & Willie's home is touching, humorous, and vibrant. Newspace, 1632 SE 10th, 963-1935, Through Oct. 2

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Mapping Sitting
Through projects that have included a video installation about a hostage captured by Arab radicals and a documentary history of the approximately 245 car bombs used in the Lebanese civil war, Walid Raad and Akram Zaatari have fabricated historical fictions that could easily pass for the real thing. This approach surfaces in Mapping Sitting, in which archival photographs are arranged in compositionally flawless grids and ghostly videos for maximum aesthetic impact. Cooley Gallery at Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock, 777-7790, Through Sept. 30

The Stars and Abraham
Michael Paulus explores the iconic mysteries of Abe Lincoln with a series of translucent boxes that feature the Emancipator's bearded visage with invented constellations. Basil Hallward Gallery at Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, 228-4651, Through Sept. 30

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