‘The Portrait.’ For her first group exhibition, gallerist Lesley Nowlin put out an open call for portrait photography. She selected the black-and-white work of 40 artists from around the world. Opening reception: 6 to 8 p.m. today. Exhibit continues through Aug. 14. L. Nowlin Gallery, 1202-A W. Sixth St. Free. www.lnowlingallery.com.
— Jeanne Claire van Ryzin
‘Ian Shults: Adult Altercations.’ Former head sculptor at Austin’s Blue Genie Art and front man of the punk band the Ends, Ian Shults crafts paintings that tell sordid tales of debauchery with a sly sense of humor, all with a 1960s cinematic style. Opening reception: 6 to 8 p.m. Exhibit continues through July 31. Wally Workman Gallery, 1202 W. Sixth St. Free.
‘Cash Only.’ In a participatory installation/performance, artist Caitlin G. McCollom probes the idea of art consumption by exploiting the image, representation and body of the artist as a religious icon. McCollom will accept viewers’ devotional petitions and invite viewers to purchase her time and image — for cash only, that is. 7 to 11 p.m. Co-Lab, 613 Allen St. Free. www.colabspace.org.