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Daily Dose Pick: FAILE

A collaborative of Brooklyn-based multimedia artists, FAILE has been creating art with a mix of found visual imagery and cultural iconography for over a decade.

In Bedtime Stories, their first New York gallery show in three years, Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller present 12 new works assembled from printed wooden blocks arranged into what look like patchwork paintings. Initially inspired by the process of quilt-making, the playful mix of pin-up girls, cryptic text fragments, and pop-culture icons like the Tin Man and Mao Zedong makes for frenetic eye candy with a strong narrative — like fragments of a vivid dream.

Visit FAILE’s website, check out their current exhibition at Perry Rubenstein Gallery in New York, view photos and video from a recent installation in Portugal, learn more about FAILE’s artistic process, and shop their online store for prints and other original artworks.


FAILE, Bedtime Stories, 2010. Courtesy of Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York, New York