FAILE is a collaboration between Brooklyn-based artists Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller. Since its inception in 1999, FAILE has been known for a wide-ranging multimedia practice recognizable by its explorations of duality through a fragmented style of appropriation and collage. While painting and printmaking remain central to their approach, over the past decade FAILE has adapted its signature mass culture-driven iconography to a vast array of materials and techniques, from wooden boxes and window pallets to more traditional canvases, prints, sculptures, stencils, installation, and prayer wheels. FAILE’s work is constructed from found visual imagery, and blurs the line between “high” and “low” culture. For Bold Notion, FAILE brings a survey of their recent and most personal work—a complete reflection of their dynamic remixes, juxtapositions of dualities and iconic aesthetics. The works featured in Bold Notion are derived from three of FAILE’s recent iconic bodies of work, Fragments of Faile in 2011, Fuel, Fantasy, Freedom in 2014 and Works on Wood in 2009-2015.

FAILE have remained busy this year with their recent installation in Times Square, FAILE: Wishing on You, as well as their remarkable solo exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum this past summer, Savage/Sacred Young Minds. FAILE closes out 2015 with a dynamic transformation using their unique visual vocabulary for Bold Notion.