Tomiko Jones's latest exhibition sounds like the beginnings of a bad joke: "What do you get when a photographer documents herself peeing and then hangs the images in a U-Haul?" Though I have no idea what the punch line would be, the idea of another naked "to-be-looked-at" female series exhibited in the back of a truck doesn't exactly scream good art. And yet last Thursday, parked advantageously in the path of Pioneer Square's art walk, Jones's Landscapes presentation was a bare, brazen, and graceful engagement with complicated photographic territory. The gambit worked.

Without the urinating figure, the black-and-white landscapes are classic. Shot formulaically, they reference early American survey photographs like Timothy O'Sullivan's. And aside from the stream between Jones's legs, her gestures evoke traditional Degas-like compositions. In An Unnamed Island, Puget Sound, Washington, Jones looks peaceful and virginal crouched in the woods, the sun lighting her face. In Wailau, Moloka'i, Hawai'i, small mounds of sand look like mountains and we see only Jones's toes perched on the edge of a rock. An arc of fluid makes divots in the sand.

The pee ruptures the postcard aesthetic, rendering the associations to art-historical precedents more significant. Sure, there are basic issues of hold and release, and of marking territory, but the work goes well beyond the rawness of 1970s feminist-vaginal performance and outshines Warhol's piss-scapes or even the cheeky work of urban piss-artist Ellen Jong (whose new book is Pees On Earth). Since women have long been confined to nature, Jones acts in defiance. She's reclaiming the naturalized landscape for women because she is neither complicit nor in harmony with her surroundings.

And so, even though both the act and this makeshift venue are disquieting—the U-Haul was literally dirty, while the sight (the site?) of a woman peeing conjures up sexual fetishes—the work is anything but unclean. Jones has herself a beautifully balanced series in which "woman in nature" is finally female defined.