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Ann Foxworthy Gallery postpones Allison Leigh Holt exhibition

The opening reception for Speculative Devices for Enactive Seeing (in the West), an upcoming multimedia exhibition at the Ann Foxworthy Gallery in Santa Maria, originally scheduled for Tuesday, April 2, has been postponed until further notice. The gallery is scheduled to remain closed through the end of April, according to Allan Hancock College.


The Allison Leigh Holt exhibit is just one of several Hancock events postponed, based on guidance from Gov. Gavin Newsom in response to concerns over the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The new opening date is yet to be announced, but the exhibit is described as an exploration of light, space, and movement, through projected video sculptures, diagrams, and other mixed media elements.

“Her work is a fantastic mix of art and scientific research,” Laura-Susan Thomas, the gallery’s director, said of Holt in press materials. “We hope that this exhibit will attract art lovers and those interested in research, science, and technology to illustrate how these worlds can be intertwined.”

Through her various projects, Holt attempts to illustrate the frameworks embedded in human consciousness.

“The dynamic of interdependence between all things is central to my work as an artist,” Holt said. “It is conceptualized as Enactivism, which describes living things as vital, vibrant assemblages of ongoing perceptual, cognitive, and emotional processes rather than as passive receivers responding to phenomena.”

Call (805) 922-6966, Ext. 3465, or visit for updates on the status of the exhibition.

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