Dan Ness
Ness' mixed media collage/screen print paintings hold a very immediate, tactile appeal, with their dingy retro finishes and imagery, but they don't sit terribly well, relying too much on nostalgia and surface charm, rather than thoughtful focus. Mark Woolley at the Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell, through April 29

From Anxiety to Ecstasy
Based mostly on its own holdings, the Portland Art Museum has curated an impressive survey of German Expressionist prints, from woodcuts to far more sophisticated lithographs, that span from Die Brücke's inception in 1905 through the 1930s. (JM) Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park, 226-2811, though June 11, $6-10

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New Trajectories II: Expansions
This second exhibition of work from the Ovitz collection in New York showcases the work of two of photography's most influential contemporary practitioners: Gregory Crewdson and Candida Hofer. Crewdson creates hugely intricate, cinematic living tableaux, which he photographs with an attention to detail unmatched in the history of art photography; Hofer has carried the deadpan German documentary style to its logical apex—blank, expressionless photographs of information repositories. Cooley Gallery at Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock, 777-7790, through June 11

You're the One For Me
Things get a little twee this month, with Allison Edge's watercolors of archetypally handsome, fey boys, and archetypally cute, fuzzy kittens. Motel, NW Couch between 5th & 6th, through April 29

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