Reclaimed Block Club Party
- Greenmeme Freya Bardell Brian Howe
- Artwork Type
- Media & Support
- Reclaimed tables and chairs, blue milk paint
- 3 ft.x 40 ft.x 4 ft.* (0.9 x 12.2 x 1.2 m)
- Parks and Recreation
4616 South Mullen Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
About the Artists
Greenmeme Studio Profile
Freya Bardell and Brian Howe work together under the studio name, Greenmeme, a cross disciplinary public practice based in Los Angeles. The focus of Greenmeme is the cultural awareness. The artist team uses a highly process driven approach for their site specific installations, which have been featured nationally and internationally, and have shown in galleries, museums, vacant lots, rivers and oceans. The studio is currently working on Public Commissions for the City of San Jose, University North Texas, City of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County
Freya, lives in Los Angeles where she is a practicing artist and educator. She grew up in the UK, the daughter of an artist father and has always been an avid maker. After graduating from Manchester University, her passions for the environment led her to work for the Lancashire Wildlife Trust as an environmental educator. On moving to Los Angeles, she worked as an art director and set designer gaining experience working with highly skilled creative teams to produce unique environments in extremely tight time frames within a set budget. These among her other global adventures has led her to a unique perspective on her creative endeavors. Her work focuses on adaptive, site specific strategies that respond to environmental change and engage the public through a variety of art forums. In 2010, She was awarded a Fellowship at Montalvo Center for the Arts.
In 2006 Brian graduated from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (BArch). A lifelong artist, he also has over 2 decades of experience in construction and fabrication and brings a unique capability to both design and manage the coordination needs for Greenmeme projects, capable of talking the language of fabricators and engineers, as well as coordinating communities and the evolving teams we work with. He has been the lead on our most recent projects including the 405 and Riverside Roundabout projects. These projects have been more than 4 years in the making and have allowed him the opportunity to gain knowledge in strategic methods of collaboration with a wide range of city agencies on projects with budgets up to EMBARK.5M. Agencies and consultants he has worked with include LA BOE, LA Metro, Kiewit (405 Contractor) HNTB engineering, Aecom, Flat Iron Construction (Riverside Roundabout) San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles City DCA, Los Angeles County Office of Cultural Affairs and many others.