FAILE / WORKS ON WOOD
Allouche Gallery is pleased to present, FAILE: Works on Wood: Process, Paintings and Sculpture, on November 15, to coincide with the launch of Faile: Works on Wood, the artistic collective’s new book printed in partnership with celebrated art publisher, Gestalten.
Over the past decade, Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller – collectively known as FAILE – have established themselves as seminal figures in both the New York and international street and contemporary art communities. Best known for their wide-ranging multimedia practice, recognisable for its explorations of duality through a fragmented style of appropriation and collage, FAILE’S artistic style is defined by an aesthetic bravura that blurs the line between “high” and “low” culture.
FAILE: Works on Wood: Process, Paintings and Sculpture will present a selection of works featured in the publication, alongside a collection of new works created specifically for the exhibition. From early pieces using salvaged material (wooden boxes and window pallets), to their interactive puzzle boxes and carved prayer wheels, right through to elements of the their towering installation work at New York City Ballet – Works on Wood: Process, Paintings and Sculpture, will be the most comprehensive showcase of FAILE’s wooden works to date.
“It is a pleasure to exhibit this body of work,” said Gallery Director, Eric Allouche. “The Patricks have talent, humour and vision. If only they were French, then they’d be perfect!”
Having firmly cemented their place on the international artistic landscape with a pronounced style that simultaneously critiques consumer culture; emphasises audience participation; and utilises public and alternative-space and both traditional and non- traditional techniques in its execution; FAILE’S work on wood series serves concurrently as an artisanal ode to the past, placed firmly in the realm of the contemporary.