Seth Combs has covered the San Diego arts and music scene for over a decade. He's also written for Spin, Zagat and The Hollywood Reporter. He likes dogs and comic books, but is pretty iffy on your band.
May 26 2015
The Artist Odyssey (TAO) founder Chris Fessenden is more than aware that, when it comes to video these days, a lot of people expect to get it for free
May 26 2015
Burning ships. A fitting description considering the show the brothers are participating in, Conquest, Control, Confinement, will be the second to last show at A Ship in the Woods house
May 19 2015
I'm lucky in that I have friends spread throughout the world. I suppose I'm also lucky that said friends, for the most part, remain single and spawnless. So when they come to visit, I do feel it's my duty...
May 19 2015
Merete Kjaer received her notice on April 15. The assistant director at the UC San Diego University Art Gallery is being let go, because, as she tells it, the visual arts faculty and the new dean of Arts...
May 12 2015
To hear Grant Kester tell it, he's been planning this for decades. "I've been writing about various forms of activist and socially-based art forms for probably 25 years," says the UC San Diego professor...
May 12 2015
Noè Olivas has always had an interest in all things automotive. Way before becoming a full-time artist, he was considered a life as a mechanic. "I actually didn't want to go to college at...
May 5 2015
Arzu Ozkal's journey thus far has been one of artistic defiance. Most of her video work, graphic design and performance pieces have been decisive statements against male-centric totalitarianism and patriarchal...
April 27 2015
As almost any artist can attest, inspiration can strike at the most unexpected time. To hear La Mesa artist Andrew McNamara tell it, there was a time where he wasn't sure if he wanted to pursue...
April 27 2015
When the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation announced this year's fellowship grants, three San Diego artists were on the list
April 21 2015
Andrea Chung is used to the misconceptions by now. Take her name, for example. She admits that when people first meet her, they often think they'll be meeting someone who looks, well, more Asian.
April 14 2015
Die Einöde is rounded out by a nice rotating cast of bassists that includes Kenseth Thibideau (Sleeping People, Rumah Sakit), Brad Lee (The Album Leaf, Mr. Tube) and Tool's Paul D'Amour, but...
April 14 2015
One particular standout of Art of the Park: 100 Years of Art in Balboa Park, and exhibition opening Friday, April 17, at the Marston House Museum & Gardens is a watercolor of the Marston House itself
April 14 2015
Armando Muñoz Garcia has always had a reputation for doing what he wants. Back in 1987, Garcia, then an eager art student, approached the city of Tijuana about building a statue of a giant nude...
April 7 2015
From a distance, it almost looks like Arabic or, perhaps, a unique style of calligraphy. Hieroglyphics? Wingdings? Artist Brittany Segal says there's little point in busting out Google Translate when...
April 6 2015
There are layers upon layers when it comes to the figurative works of Helen Redman. So many stories, so many voices.
March 31 2015
Walking through the front door, one immediately gets a sense of the historic nature of the Art on 30th building.
March 31 2015
When the San Diego Foundation announced the winners of its Creative Catalyst grants program this past January, Brian Goeltzenleuchter's project certainly looked and sounded interesting
March 24 2015
When most folks think of embroidery, they likely envision those kitschy pieces one might see in someone's grandparent's house. The kind that say "Home is Where the Heart Is" or "Life is Beautiful" with...
March 24 2015
Sara Solaimani isn't Mexican. Not even close. That might be racially insensitive to point out within certain contexts, but in the case of Solaimani, it's understandable that some might mistake her for...
March 18 2015
The fact of the matter is that even Hot Nerds don't exactly know how to describe their music. It's certainly weird, and the members of the group (Joyner, O'Connell and Alia Jyawook on keyboards) are just...


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