Posted on June 15, 2011
LA Works on Paper
“FAILE: A Decade of Prints & Originals”
June 24 – July 24, 2011
The highly anticipated opening of the Venice Beach-based print shop,
POST NO BILLS launches with a unique ten-year retrospective from the
acclaimed Brooklyn-based artist collaborative− FAILE.
Recognized for their bold graphic imagery gracing street, museum and
gallery walls worldwide, FAILE− the multimedia artist duo−
celebrates their roots in printmaking with over a decade’s worth of
archived works on paper, limited edition prints and hand painted
originals− many of which have never been offered to the public
before. POST NO BILLS is pleased to release several exclusive print
editions produced onsite.
Join FAILE, Steve Lazarides and Jordan Bratman for the groundbreaking
launch of POST NO BILLS and the opening reception for “LA Works on
Paper” on Friday June 24, 2011 from 7-10pm.
FAILE is the Brooklyn-based multimedia artists Patrick McNeil and
Patrick Miller. From a prolific and groundbreaking Street Art
collaboration that began in downtown New York in 1999, FAILE has
expanded their practice in the studio to the walls of galleries and
In the studio, FAILE recreates the in sitú appearance of plastered,
torn and weathered posters from the street on to canvas, and puzzle-
like, multi-part wooden boxes, pallets and crates. Continually
recycling while expanding the vocabulary of their most recognizable
works FAILE creates original imagery that takes the visual vocabulary
of popular culture, consumerist vernacular and the fantastical –
remixing them into raw yet captivating narratives. Through this
process FAILE explores notions of duality: love versus hate, peace
versus war, violence versus beauty, revealing a frenetic tapestry that
weaves together disparate elements of the urban landscape.
FAILE has traveled internationally for the last 10 years – from
Palestine to Berlin, London to Shanghai – contributing its striking
iconography and dexterous style to city walls, buildings and bridges
all around the world.
POST NO BILLS
The term POST NO BILLS is commonly identified in stencil form – on
barriers erected around construction sites in an effort to deter clean
walls from being altered. Generally speaking, this practice produces a
contrary effect. Our founders subscribe to the notion that breaking
rules generally inspires more ingenuity than following them. Which is
why POST NO BILLS was created.
POST NO BILLS is an inventive print shop with a focus on hand made
limited edition multiples. We are a singular destination where
groundbreaking artists from around the globe can sell their wears
directly to passionate collectors at all levels. Editions will be made
on the premises with a true dedication to quality.
Opening Reception: June 24, 2011 (7 – 10pm)
Exhibition Runs: June 24 – July 24, 2011
POST NO BILLS
1103 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Venice Beach, CA 90291
Tuesday – Sunday: 11am – 7pm
Monday: By Appointment Only