February 9th, 2006

Chris Keeley

In the emails, Abramoff describes meeting Bush “in almost a dozen settings,” and details how he was

E-Mails Say Abramoff Has Met Bush “In Almost a Dozen Settings”
In other news, recent e-mails from indicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff indicate his ties to the White House are far greater than President Bush has admitted to. Excerpts from the e-mails were published on ThinkProgress.org. In one message to Kim Eisler, national editor of the Washingtonian magazine, Abramoff writes he was personally invited to Bush’s Crawford ranch for a fundraising event, but could not attend. At a January 26 thpress conference, President Bush said “You know, I, frankly, don’t even remember having my picture taken with the guy. I don’t know him.” But in the e-mails, Abramoff wrote quote: “The guy saw me in almost a dozen settings, and joked with me about a bunch of things, including details of my kids. Perhaps he has forgotten everything. Who knows.”



Chris Keeley

New Roq La Rue show in Seattle: "Sweetest Taboo" http://www.roqlarue.com/

New Roq La Rue show in Seattle: "Sweetest Taboo"

Roq La Rue Gallery in Seattle is opening a show on Feb 10 called "Sweetest Taboo: a group show of random naughtiness." It'll run through March 4th.
Crehore-Tickler (Click on thumbnail for enlargement of Amy Crehore's "Tickler")

Opens Friday Feb 10th 6-10pm
runs through March 4th
musical guests : The Briefs

Roq La Rue is proud to present for the month of February "Sweetest Taboo", a group show curated in collaboration with Damion Hayes of Cut Kulture United.

"Sweetest Taboo" brings together some of the most exciting emerging artists from the Pop Surrealism and Urban Contemporary movements to express those things, (illicit or not)

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Chris Keeley

And that, dear children, is why so many grandmommies and granddaddies only have one eye.

Vintage valentine with gun imagery

 Photos Uncategorized Love Gun







Seven Deadly Sinners have been posting kooky/creepy vintage valentines.

I like this one from back in the day when guns weren't such an explosive subject.

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Chris Keeley

Mark Ryden will exhibit his new painting, "Rosie's Tea Party,"

New Mark Ryden painting to be exhibited: "Rosie's Tea Party"

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Mark Ryden will exhibit his new painting, "Rosie's Tea Party," at the "Drawn to Expression"

group show running from February 12 to April 23, in the Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery

at the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena.

Illustration is a malleable term. Norman Rockwell's definition of a perfect illustration — a work of art that tells a story while fulfilling its commercial goal — implies that illustrations are incapable of transcending the story-telling task. Thanks to generations of artists who have challenged this theory, illustrations now have infinite potential to reflect the inner workings of their creators as well as capture and define significant historical moments. The new millennium is one of those moments. Artists in the exhibition Drawn to Expression — all graduates of Art Center's Illustration Department — have further obliterated the narrow definition of illustration by hybridizing artistic styles to create art that can function conceptually either in commercial settings or within a gallery space.