Brooklyn based duo of Patrick’s return to London to present their new show at Lazarides Rathbone called “Fragments of Faile“.
The exhibition is split in two series: the first is their trademark juxtaposition of themes and colour blocks, and the second is a brand new direction featuring painting of women with abstract fabric patterns.
View all the pics from the opening HERE.
Fragments of Faile
4 Nov – 3 Dec 2011
Last night saw the UK launch of Faile’s eagerly awaited book ‘Faile: Prints & Originals 1999-2009′ at Lazarides “Outsiders” shop in Soho, London.
A limited number of hand-finished copies were available as well as a number of signed copies.
The ground floor of The Outsiders is currently highlighting a selection of Faile prints and originals.
Downstairs in The Dungeon are showcased a selection of Lazarides in-house prints produced over the past year.
Butterfly met up with the infamous Brooklyn-based art collective Faile to discuss more about their recent Deluxx Fluxx Arcade project with Bast in London and New York, and what’s coming up.
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After the London success of the explosive and creative Deluxx Fluxx video arcade installation (covered here ) Brooklyn-based duo Faile and collaborator Bast take over a disused storefront on the Lower East Side.
Originally conceived as a one-off project in London, Deluxx Fluxx allowed Faile and Bast to indulge nostalgia for the classic video arcade while exploring the tactile possibilities of the wooden cabinet as sculptural medium.
Deluxx Fluxx aims to make art less sterile, more fun, and accessible to a broad audience. This sensibility harkens back to the golden age of arcade games; a time when the Lower East Side itself was still a redoubt for punk rock and graffiti culture. Deluxx Fluxx is entirely interactive, and invites viewers to play a round of psychedelic foosball and take part in the art itself. It is the artists’ intention that viewers will forget they are looking at art, and be captivated by the carnivalesque. The video arcade may be a lost form, but in Faile and Bast’s re-imagining, it gets a temporary and much needed revival.
In its New York incarnation, a new set of the retrofitted machines run games by Adapted based on Faile and Bast’s omnivorous visual language, with sounds produced by Seth Jabour of the noted band Les Savy Fav.
Photos by Butterfly
The show is now on view until the 27th May 2010.
Check out this video from the NY Times
Deluxx Fluxx NYC
158 Allen St. New York, NY 10002
More information available at www.DeluxxFluxx.com