By Brooklyn Reader

July 9, 2015, 12:46 pm

 

FAILE is an artistic collaboration between Brooklyn-based artists Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller. It is art that questions society's relationship to consumer culture, religious traditions and the urban environment by blurring the boundaries between fine art, street art and popular culture

FAILE is an exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum that questions society’s relationship to consumer culture, religious traditions and the urban environment by blurring the boundaries between fine art, street art and popular culture.
Photo: The Brooklyn Reader

FAILE: Savage/Sacred Young Minds is the new exhibit that opens Friday, July 10–October 4, 2015, at the Brooklyn Museum‘s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Gallery, 5th Floor.

FAILE is an artistic collaboration between Brooklyn-based artists Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller. It is art that questions society’s relationship to consumer culture, religious traditions and the urban environment by blurring the boundaries between fine art, street art and popular culture.

"Temple," is part of the FAILE exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum-- a life-size structure reminiscent of a ruined religious temple, depicting the reaction against commercial development and consumer greed.

“Temple,” is part of the FAILE exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum– a life-size structure reminiscent of a ruined religious temple, depicting the reaction against commercial development and consumer greed.
Photo: The Brooklyn Reader

Working together since 1999, McNeil and Miller have produced paintings, sculptures, multimedia installations and outdoor projects. The name FAILE is an anagram for “a life,” reflecting the artists’ spirt of experimentation.

The FAILE & BÄST Deluxx Fluxx Arcade, created in collaboration with Brooklyn artist Bäst

The FAILE & BÄST Deluxx Fluxx Arcade, created in collaboration with Brooklyn artist Bäst

On display at the Brooklyn Museum exhibit are multimedia installations, large-scale paintings, and sculptures that appropriate imagery from a wide variety of sources. The exhibition includes The FAILE & BÄST Deluxx Fluxx Arcade, created in collaboration with Brooklyn artist Bäst that includes free video games, pinball machines and foosball tables. Also on view is FAILE’s Temple, a life-size structure reminiscent of a ruined religious temple– a reaction against commercial development and consumer greed.

Enjoy these photos of the exhibit FAILE: Savage/Sacred Young Minds, and stop in and visit the Brooklyn Museum, beginning July 10.


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