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.