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The Ann Foxworthy Gallery at Allan Hancock College is pleased to present:


TIEMPO SIN PALABRAS/Time without Words


Artist Talk/Reception:

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Doors open 5:15 p.m

Artist's Talk 5:30 p.m.

RPC Studio, 2022 Photo credit: Carolyn Merino Mullin

RPC Studio, 2022 Photo credit: Carolyn Merino Mullin

Rafael Perea de la Cabada Exhibit Poster

Catalog Essay TIEMPO SIN PALABRAS/Time without Words

RPC Installation View

Installation view



OCTOBER 24, 2022-- Allan Hancock College’s Ann Foxworthy Gallery will display the work of artist Rafael Perea de la Cabada beginning in November.

The exhibit, titled “Tiempo sin Palabras/Time without Words” will feature multiple works by Perea in a wide range of mixed media, including painting, printmaking, drawing, and ceramics. The show will run from Nov. 7 through Dec. 15.

“Rafael Perea de la Cabada considers the visceral effects of art as he navigates that which is unsaid, the purely visual, more magical, and mystical set in an ethereal context,” notes Dr. Jill Thayer, Interim Gallery Director, adding, “His art crosses cultural boundaries, emanating from the rich traditions of his native Mexico to connections internationally.”

A self-described “visual poet”, Perea’s work is bold, imaginative and complex.

“My concepts and ideas are generated by these interactions, both attractions, and repulsions,” said Perea.  “Sometimes my creativity navigates among playful thinking, humor, remembrance or gratitude. At other times, it flows from social and political discomfort, disenchantment or militant passion about current events.”

Perea was born in Mexico City and has lived in California since 1987. He received a degree from the National School of Painting, Sculpture, and Printmaking in Mexico City and went on to earn a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara. His work is included in numerous public and private collections in Mexico, Switzerland, Ireland, France, Germany, and the United States.

“I believe the artist’s function in society is to act as an agent of change, revealing the unseen and making uncommon the common,” said Perea. “Art proposes new ways of activating what is stagnant, helps us perceive anew the mundane, and unearth the timeless.”

The gallery will host a reception and an artist talk on Nov. 16 from 5:15-7:30 p.m.

The Ann Foxworthy Gallery is located inside the Academic Resource Center, bldg. L on the Santa Maria campus. Gallery hours are Monday through Wednesday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Thursdays from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

To learn more about the exhibit,
contact Jill Thayer, Ph.D., Director/Curator (Interim) at 661 428 4611 or Visit the gallery webpage at


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800 S. College Drive • Santa Maria, CA 93454

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