FAILE

DET Bits of You and Me, 2017 Acrylic, Silkscreen Ink, and Copper on Wood, Steel Frame 48 x 48 x 2 inches

DET Bits of You and Me, 2017
Acrylic, Silkscreen Ink, and Copper on Wood, Steel Frame
48 x 48 x 2 inches

FAILE

FAILE is a Brooklyn-based collaboration between artists Patrick Miller and Patrick McNeil, known for a wide-ranging and nostalgic multimedia practice that explores appropriation and collage. Borrowing from advertising and illustration in countless markets and eras, the two have constructed a pop aesthetic all their own that has grown to incorporate religious media, architectural installation, site specificity and audience interaction. From wooden boxes to arcades and everything in between, their works are united through powerful imagery and text, “We just want people to imagine this idea of modern mythmaking,” states FAILE, “ the message we try to create through the work is a search for meaning in our urban environments.” 

Whether intentional or indirect, New York seems to be in everything they do - the works read like the city, bombarded with signage, beautiful and radical people - all text, imagery, lights and noise. 

Solo and group exhibitions include those with the Brooklyn Museum, and the Central Academy of Fine Art Museum in Beijing, China, among others; and public works such as the  Bowery/Houston wall in New York City, Wishing on You in Times Square, Wolf Within (Mongolian Arts Council), and the Faile Temple in Portugal.

Patrick McNeil: B. 1975 in Edmonton, Alberta.
Patrick Miller: B. 1976 in Minneapolis, MN.
Live and work in Brooklyn, NY.

Contact the gallery for available work HERE.

 
 

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

2016
City Lights – MIMA Museum | Brussels, BE
Street Art: A Global View – Central Academy of Fine Art Museum | Beijing, CN
No Commission Art Fair | Bronx, USA
Et J’ai Retenu Mon Souffle – Street Art 13 | Paris, FR

2014
Innaugural Exhibition – Allouche Gallery | New York, USA
FAILE & BÄST, Deluxx Fluxx Arcade – Summerhall Museum | Scotland, UK
The Provocateurs – Art Alliance | Chicago, USA
RE:DEFINE MTV’s Staying Alive Foundation Art Benefit | Dallas, USA
Juxtapoz 20th Anniversary Show – Jonathan LeVine Gallery | New York, USA
Cat Art Show – 101/Exhibit | Los Angeles, USA

2013
FAILE & BÄST, Deluxx Fluxx Arcade Miami Beach | Miami, USA
Wooster Collective 10 Year Anniversary – Jonathan LeVine Gallery | New York, USA
Cash, Cans & Candy – Galerie Ernst Hilger | Vienna, AT

2012
Damien Hirst’s Murderme Private Collection – Pinacoteca Giovanni e Mariella | Turin, IT
The Boneyard Project – Pima Air and Space Museum | Tucson, USA
Sotheby’s Sick Children’s Trust Benefit Sale | London, UK
Tonight We Won’t Be Bored – V1 Gallery | Copenhagen, DE

2011
Underbelly Show – Art Basel Miami | Miami, USA
On Every Street – Samuel Owen Gallery | Greenwich, USA
T&J Artwalk for Human Rights Watch | Oslo, NO
RE:DEFINE MTV’s Staying Alive Foundation Art Benefit | Dallas, USA
Art Mère / Art Père Auction LIVESTRONG Benefit | Los Angeles, USA

2010
FAILE & BÄST, Deluxx Fluxx Arcade – New York | London, UK
Underbelly Project | Brooklyn, USA
Meet Me Inside – Gagosian Gallery | Los Angeles, USA
Vive La Revolucion: Dialogue with the Urban Landscape – Museum of Contemporary Art | San Diego, USA

2009
Plastic Culture: Legacies of Pop 1986-2008 – Harris Museum & Art Gallery | Lancanshire, UK
Poster Resistance 2 – New Image Art Gallery | Los Angeles, USA
Cans Festival | London, UK
Outsiders – Houston and Bowery, Lazarides | New York, USA
Art Singapore – Collectors Contemporary | SG

 

SELECTED SOLO SHOWS

2017
The Size of the Fight – Library Street Collective | Detroit, USA
Meet Me Halfway – Magda Danysz Gallery | Paris, FR

2016
Strong Currents – Gordon Gallery | Tel Aviv, IL

2015
FAILE: Savage/Sacred Young Minds – Brooklyn Museum | Brooklyn, USA
FAILE: Wishing on You – Times Square | Brooklyn, USA

2014
FAILE: Works on Wood: Process, Paintings, and Sculpture – Allouche Gallery | New York, USA
Fuel, Fantasy, Freedom – Galerie Enrst Hilger | Vienna, AT

2013
Where Wild Don’t Break – Dallas Contemporary | Dallas, USA
Faile Wheels – NYC Ballet Art Series Installation (Lincoln Center) | New York, USA
Faile Tower – NYC Balley Art Series Installation (Lincoldn Center) | New York, USA

2012
Eat With the Wolf – Mongolian Arts Council | Ulaanbaatar, MN
104 North 7th Project | Brooklyn, USA

2011
Fragments of Faile – Lazarides Gallery | London, UK
Houston and Bowery Mural | New York, USA
Faile: A Decade of Prints and Originals – Post No Bills | Venice Beach, USA

2010
Bedtime Stories – Perry Rubenstein Gallery | New York, USA
Temple – Portugal Arte 10 | Lisbon, PT

2008
Lost in Glimmering Shadows – Lazarides Gallery | London, UK