Fawn Krieger
New York artist Fawn Krieger drops in with a great set of paintings on magazine pages and inkjet prints of furniture and rafts hovering over idealized landscapes from travel magazines and cheesecake landscape spreads. Krieger's senses of color and humor reveal themselves smartly in each piece. Other people think so, too. She's currently collaborating with Tracy + the Plastics and is in two Brooklyn shows as we speak. Tilt, 625 NW Everett Suite 106, through June 26

Grey Area
Local artist and curator TJ Norris curated this one for Guestroom, and he invited artists such as David Eckard, Laura Fritz, Daniel Duford, and Abi Spring to "explore vacillating streams of consciousness, a mysterious epicenter where mind-over-matter is materially questioned." Guestroom, 128 NE Russell, through June 30

Froelick Gallery rolls out its annual, reliably fun juried show about the animal kingdom. Among the represented are Marne Lucas, Pat Boas, Heidi Kirkpatrick, and Terrell James. Froelick Gallery, 817 SW 2nd, 222-1142, through June 28

Panamerican Fiction
Last week, Mexican artist Pablo Helguera stopped in Portland on his trek from Anchorage to Tiero del Fuego. In a grandiose plot to encourage dialogue amongst English, Spanish, and Portuguese speaking countries, he's traveling around, doing lectures, holding performances, and staging exhibitions toward that end. Helguera has moved on to traverse North, Central, and South America, but he's sending treasures from his journey back to PNCA, where they'll be shown for most of the summer. Philip Feldman Gallery, PNCA, 1241 NW Johnson, 226-4391, through July

damali ayo (lowercase sic) resurfaces with an exhibition of four short animated videos and a suite of 12 stills in Yarn. Themes of national and racial identity dominate the work, whose title derives from the tall-tale implication as well as the image of distinct strands forming a stronger, cohesive whole. Mark Woolley Gallery, 120 NW 9th Suite 210, 224-5475, through July 1

Support The Portland Mercury

Milton Wilson and His Peers: 1960's and 1970's
Shit's getting old skool this month with a throwback to Northwest painters of yesteryear. I smell "earthy palette and responses to nature." Pulliam Deffenbaugh, 929 NW Flanders, 228-6665, through July 1

Black Market Culture
Online publication Black Market Culture drops this exibition of 100 works by 21 artists, more than half of whom are from our fair city. From the looks of it, the show is comprised of standard lowbrow-ish, semi-political narrative pieces, but don't take my word for it. Go see the show, or hit blackmarketculture.com for a preview. Goodfoot, 2845 SE Stark, 239-9292, through June 24

SLAY Film Fest
In person at the Clinton St. Theater 10/29 & 10/30