The Greenleaf Gallery, housed in historic Mendenhall on the Whittier campus, operates a full exhibition calendar, featuring the works of local and regional artists in a variety of media, offering artist lectures and opening receptions, and hosting special workshops or events.
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mendenhall Lobby, First Floor
13406 E. Philadelphia Street
Whittier, CA 90608
Currently, at the Greenleaf Gallery…
Jane Gillespie Pryor Exhibition
Exhibition: October 13 - November 26, 2014
Artist Talk: October 16, 7:00 p.m.
Reception: October 19, 2014
Jane Gillespie is a Los Angeles based artist. She received her MFA from Claremont Graduate university and her undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California. Jane’s work has been exhibited throughout Southern California and is part of the Los Angeles Metro’s public art collection. She was a Maguire Fellow and a recipient of the Joe Sonneman Photography Award. Currently, Jane is adjunct faculty at Biola University and Azusa Pacific University.
Gillespie’s work draws from both the domestic and nomadic, exploring the existence of a walled and wall-less life. The sculptural forms stand as boundary markers, similar to fences, property lines, or signposts. The all-white forms reference hunting traps, animal hides, and shelters. She uses geometric patterning to point to both interior dwellings and designs found within the natural world.
Troy Richards and Ashley John Pigford Exhibition
Exhibition: December 1, 2014 - January 16, 2015
Artist Talk and Reception: December 2, 2014
Troy Richards is an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Delaware. He has participated in the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Program and the Artists in the Marketplace Program at the Bronx Museum of Art. His work has been featured in solo exhibitions at the Thomas Robertello Gallery in Chicago and the Aqua Art Fair Miami. His work has been included in exhibitions in New York City at P.S.1, White Columns, Socrates Sculpture Park, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, LFL Gallery, the International Print Center, and Center for Book Arts among others.
As an artist Troy Richards has created works in a variety of media often blending new technologies with traditional media. For example, building a 3-axis CNC machine to produce an ongoing series of abstract paintings as well as a series of laser cut wood relief prints based on virtual 3-D models.
Ashley John Pigford is an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Delaware, he see his work as an interaction designer as interrogating relationships between language, technology, materials and people. His cross-disciplinary and highly collaborative design/art work involves a wide range of media experiences including traditional print design, motion graphics, interactive installation, kinetic sculpture, digitally-augmented performance and letterpress printing.
He received his Masters Degree from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2006 after a successful career as co-founder and Creative Director of Meat and Potatoes, a design company based on Los Angeles, CA catering to the needs of entertainment clients. During this period, he worked with MCA Records, Mattel, Fox, Bonfire Snowboarding, Cabo Wabo Tequila, Zoic Studios, Viking River Cruises, among others. Notable projects include Blink 182′s Dude Ranch record packaging, main titles for Fox’sFirefly T.V. show, graphics for Intel’s T.V. commercials featuring the Blue Man Group, and graphics for a music video for the Def Jam artist DMX, (which was nominated for two MTV Music Awards).