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Ready for Bedtime? Faile Tells the Story Tonight

“It’s not a typical show for us where it is like a huge thematic production. It’s a much smaller intimate show,” says Faile’s Patrick McNeil.

Faile partner Patrick Miller strikes a satisfied note, “It’s good, I feel confident about the work. I feel confident within about where we’re at within a given time. You can always go and tinker and keep playing but I’m happy with the body of work.”


Photo © Jaime Rojo

Okay, so sometimes we get too excited. Not by spectacle, or hype, or insider clubbiness – but by the art. Somehow Faile made this painted wood show feel electric.With fragments of images, snippets of phrases out of context, flashes of celebrity, skin, and irony, “Bedtime Stories” is an apt analogy for a lucid dream state, big city life, and our current fascination with glowing digital rectangles of all sizes.


Detail Photo © Jaime Rojo

The white box gallery isn’t always suitable for Street Artists; The raw energy of the street can feel stale when trapped inside and shows like this sometimes merit criticism from those who want to “keep it real”. But in typical Faile fashion, “Bedtime Stories”, opening tonight at Perry Rubenstein Gallery in Chelsea, is a considered, well presented multimedia manifestation that energizes the space.  The one sculpture, a tree-trunk of titillation in the center of the chamber, serves as a jagged graphic lightening rod for the flashing neon particles that swirl around the space.

Detail Photo © Jaime Rojo

Detail Photo © Jaime Rojo

Faile “Bedtime Stories”

Perry Rubenstein Gallery

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Faile gets Wood for Paris : Brooklyn Street Artists at FIAC this weekend

Better get these crated! We only have two days! (Faile) (courtesy Faile)
Better get these crated! We only have two days! (Faile) (courtesy Faile)

Brooklyn’s own (by way of Edmonton and Minneapolis) street artist duo Faile have announced that they are having a solo show in mid 2010 with New York gallerist Perry Rubenstein, who will now represent them here. In the meantime, this Thursday they will be debuting new works at the Cour Carrée du Louvre for the FIAC in Paris over the weekend.

Yes you did! (photo Jaime Rojo)
Yes you did! (photo Jaime Rojo)

You may remember those spinning carved wood sculptures that they were creating this past year or so which showed up on the street in North Brooklyn?

Native American
Native Americans are figuring more heavily into the puzzle these days in Faile pieces (courtesy Faile)

This new series that they are doing are similar but are arranged on one flat plane.  They also incorporate much of the ripped-torn imagery from pulp novel/graphic novel/print ads that may have appeared in the 1950’s and 60’s, along with text from ad slogans rearranged as non-sequitors. So, simple carvings, they are not. “We are calling them Wood Paintings”, says Patrick.

A Wood Painting from Faile (courtesy Faile)

Currently they are focusing on new works in the studio and have a number of projects lined up for the new year. Keep your eyes open for a new print release in November!

(courtesy Faile)
This one references some graff peers, gold caps, and of course BROOKLYN! Damn Straight! (courtesy Faile)

And if you ever wondered what Faile listens to when they are in the studio, click on this below to check out the mix they made for The World’s Best Ever just released…


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