While Brooklyn-based duo FAILE (featured in HF Vol. 18) first garnered attention for their street art, they have made a name for themselves with their mixed-media works and immersive installations. Their collage-like imagery borrows from vintage storybook illustrations and punk rock poster art alike and they seem to enjoy pouring on the sensory overload. The duo currently has a show at Allouche Gallery in New York, “FAILE: Works on Wood: Process, Paintings and Sculpture.”
The exhibition is partially a retrospective and features pieces of Faile’s widely publicized 2013 “Les Ballets De Faile” installation at the New York City Ballet, as well as early pieces made from repurposed materials and new assemblages. The show coincides with the release of FAILE’s new book of the same name and will be on view through December 10.