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Art Radar: 12.17.09




Corey Helford Gallery is proud to present “Immortal Artifacts”, an exhibition of extraordinary new works by highly-collected artist Kukula. For her first solo show with the gallery, Kukula delights audiences with her unique fusion of childhood innocence and deliciously dark narratives. Inspired by the artist’s love of classical art and music from the Renaissance era to Art Deco, Kukula’s graceful and elegant nymphs sparkle in a whimsical wonderland of jewel tones and gothic symbolism. “Immortal Artifacts” is Kukula’s most ambitious show to date, both stylistically and thematically. Her collection of new paintings and drawings represents a year of work, resulting in larger and more elaborate imagery than before. Open to the public, the reception for “Immortal Artifacts” will take place on Saturday, December 19 from 7 to 10 pm and the show will be on exhibit until January 9, 2010.

Born in a village near Tel Aviv, Kukula was raised on equal parts princess fantasies and World War II horror stories. After receiving her degree in illustration from Vital-Shenkar in 2003, Kukula moved to San Francisco where she resides today. Kukula’s paintings center on feminine, doll-like figures, often surrounded by objects with sometimes clear, and sometimes obscure symbolic meaning. Her work combines classical European art forms with contemporary pop culture, resulting in a signature style that reflects her personal experiences and multi-cultural heritage. Kukula has exhibited at numerous galleries including CoproNason, Thinkspace, Shooting Gallery and Roq La Rue. For more information about the artist, please visit

Corey Helford Gallery
8522 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
T: 310-287-2340
Open Tuesday – Saturday, Noon to 6:00pm



myplasticheart presents “Saline” the latest exhibition featuring Atlanta based artist/designer Dosa Kim. Using the canvas as his soap box, Dosa looks at the world he inhabits and uses his medium of choice to give us a glimpse of how he sees society and the world around him. With a very specific point of view and no qualms about sharing it, Dosa skillfully expresses his thoughts and perspective metaphorically through his work. Please join us at the opening reception on December 18th from 6-9PM. Dosa will be in attendance to chat and discuss his work.

New Works by Dosa Kim
Opening Reception: Friday Dec 18th 2009 6 – 9pm
Exhibition runs through Jan 06th 2010
210 Forsyth St.
Lower East Side New York


Andrew Schoultz Interview from Scion ART on Vimeo.

Andrew Schoultz is an SF-based artist who uses murals, paintings, installations & drawings to tell stories about everyday life in America, filtering political commentary thought the forms of graffiti, art and underground comics. Schoultz loves doing large multimedia installations as well as murals and various work in the streets of America and abroad.
Does the artist’s intent matter if the audience doesn’t get what the intent was? Andrew discusses this, his obsessive complusive artistic process and more in this video interview! Schoultz was featured on Scion’s Installation 5 art tour and recently curated the Infinity show at their Culver City gallery.

Please visit to view more of his work.



Over 150 of today’s finest indie-craft and contemporary design talents will be setting up shop at the Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Sale on December 19 + 20 from 11am –7pm at the Fort Mason Center Herbst Pavilion!

Those looking to shop handmade and support small business this holiday season will surely find something for everyone – from jewelry and clothing, to ceramics and stationery, with everything from bath products, housewares, posters, comics and plush objects in between – at this large-scale, FREE-TO-ATTEND art, craft and design extravaganza!!

Located: Marina Blvd. and Buchanan St. in the Marina district in San Francisco, California.



Smart move Dime Piece! If you haven’t caught on quite yet, Dime Piece has switched mediums from cotton to canvas. Luckily these won’t get that wear and tear of that apparel does. There are a total of 3, and prices range from $28-$55! All are hand signed and numbered out of 60. Very limited and very perfect for a holiday gift.



SYDNEY, AU – The Powerhouse Museum is bringing back the 80s with a spectacular exhibition opening on December 13 that will reveal the good and the bad about the decade vividly remembered for its over the top excess. The 80s are back will explore Australian life and popular culture in the 1980s, remembering the styles, trends and subcultures, and how they found expression in fashion, design, music, film and television. Packed with entertaining experiences, familiar personalities, great nostalgia, and perhaps just a few cringe-worthy moments, The 80s are back exhibition will remind us all why the 80s was a decade not easily forgotten

More information

Location: 500 Harris Street Ultimo

Sydney NSW 1238, Australia.



Chronicle Books Holiday Warehouse Sale

80% OFF everything at our lobby store location:
680 Second St
Between Townsend and Brannan
(This location only)

Thursday 12/17: 5 – 7 PM
Friday 12/18: 9 AM – 7 PM
Saturday 12/19: 10 AM – 5 PM

Choose from a selection of cookbooks, children’s books, lifestyle + home, crafts, art + design, photography, travel, pop culture, music, journals + stationery, and much more!



Animal New York & Mother Present The BNE Artshow In NYC

Animal New York in conjunction with advertising agency Mother, combined forces to present the world wide mystery BNE. BNE is known all over the world for pasting stickers in major cities and towns. He has made his stamp in central areas like Tokyo, New York, Madrid and San Francisco just to name a few. His works has no obvious meanings, but have sparked a very interesting tone amongst art collectors and people interested in his style of guerrilla marketing. The show was full of meticulous pieces that exemplified the simplicity portrayed through BNE‘s work.

For more photos from the show, be sure to check out: Animal New York & Mother Present The BNE Artshow In NYC



CCA is proud to announce a pop-up gallery in downtown San Francisco located on the retail level of 74 New Montgomery (corner of Annie and Jessie Streets, between Mission and Market). Over the coming months we’ll feature student work from a range of departments, emphasizing the breadth of CCA’s programs with the goal of connecting and integrating diverse academic schools of thought, perspectives, and technologies.

Please join us for the first exhibit opening Thursday, December 17, from 5–8 pm highlighting designs from the Fashion and Furniture programs and artwork from the Graduate Program in Fine Arts.

This presentation would not be possible without the dedication
and generous support of the San Francisco Art Dealers Association,
New Montgomery Partners, and Very Public Arts.

When: Thursday, December 17, 2009 At 05:00 PM

Where: 74 New Montgomery Storefront 74 New Montgomery San Francisco CA



Join Electric Works, Saturday December 19 in celebrating the season and the publication of Paul Madonna’s Album 01. Madonna will be signing and personalizing books from 2-4 PM in the gallery.

The Book, Album 01, is replete with Liner Notes, where Madonna discusses his process and approach to this premier issue. The art in this first issue of the new Album series (40pp., soft cover, 9.25×12.5 inches, list price $25), its conscious choice of time as a component, and that each facet focuses on visuals conjoined with language, not only captures the viewer’s senses on a multiplicity of perpetually renewed levels, but defines the characteristics of this thoughtful, productive and meticulous artist, giving us a glimpse into what proves to be a lifelong career of expression.

When: Saturday, December 19, 2009 At 06:00 PM

Where: Margaret Jenkins Dance Lab 301 – 8th Street #200 (corner of Folsom St.) San Francisco, CA



Hemway Industries is proud to announce the launch of its new online store and website featuring artist collectibles. Focusing on contemporary art, Hemway Industries will offer unique products and prints from fine artists.

The first print featured by Hemway Industries is “Hand Over Fist” by Jeremy Fish, featuring a two-color print on brown stock. Signed, numbered and limited to fifty prints, Fish’s “Hand Over Fist” print is available for sale on beginning on December 16, 2009.

Jeremy Fish has been having a breakthrough year topped off with his first museum show. His work is currently featured in his solo exhibition, “Weathering the Storm” on display now through January 17, 2010 at the Laguna Art Museum.


Past posts that you may have missed that should not slip under your Art Radar:

Last week’s Art Radar

Women Making History: 2009 review!

Art HERstory: Madame Adrienne

Also, we have a new art related posts coming your way! Be on the look out!

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