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The Visual Language of Comics Jul 28, 2015 Cognitive scientist Neil Cohn discusses the visual language of sequential images that combines with text and how are brains understand this deeply rooted expressive system. 100 other events on Tuesday, July 28
 
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Tuesday, June 2,2015
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Elsoldelrac rises in the south

From Mexicali to L.A., the ascending Tijuana artist is popping up in galleries, on the streets and even in the desert

By Seth Combs
On a quaint, but otherwise gorgeous estate right off of Avenida Revolución in downtown Tijuana, Carlos Cisneros, who works under the name Elsoldelrac, spends most of his day in what appears to have o
Tuesday, June 2,2015
Arts & Culture feature

San Diegans are heading to Tijuana to create new art, new spaces and new possibilities

The Peña brothers, PANCA, Dominic Paul Miller and Collective Magpie are invigorating the scene across the border

By Seth Combs
Daniel Peña was in a rut. The Chula Vista-raised photographer and video artist had moved to Tijuana a year and a half ago, but quickly became depressed.
Tuesday, May 26,2015
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A Ship in the Woods set to sail away to lands unknown

After four years, the Del Mar “culture capitalists” to focus on curating and finding a new home

By Seth Combs
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.
Tuesday, May 26,2015
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The Artist Odyssey is ready for their close-up

The 'artist documentary network' hopes viewers are willing to pay to watch expertly crafted art docs

By Seth Combs
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.
Tuesday, May 19,2015
Summer guide

Where to take your hip friends this summer

Skip the tourist traps and treat them to tacos, TNT and Turista Libre tours

By Seth Combs
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 to show them the real San Diego.
Tuesday, May 19,2015
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Future uncertain for UCSD’s University Art Gallery

After nearly 50 years, faculty and staff fear next two shows will be the last for a while

By Seth Combs
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 and Humanities couldn't agree on a way to keep funding for the gallery. 
Tuesday, May 12,2015
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Noè Olivas channels his automotive love into a kid-friendly art space

The third in our series on the artists awarded grants through the Creative Catalyst Fund

By Seth Combs
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 fir
Tuesday, May 12,2015
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Grant Kester is ready to get critical

The UC San Diego prof’s new journal and website focuses on the mediums outside the standard gallery spaces

By Seth Combs
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 of art history, who also has a background in art journalism.
Tuesday, May 5,2015
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Arzu Ozkal’s 'Home Affairs' is about more than motherhood

The media artist/designer wants women to challenge the idea of what’s expected of them

By Seth Combs
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 value systems.
Monday, April 27,2015
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Kim Stringfellow finds beauty in an otherwise bleak landscape

The photographer and videographer’s 'Mojave Project' is chosen for a Guggenheim Fellowship

By Seth Combs
When the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation announced this year's fellowship grants, three San Diego artists were on the list.
 
 
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