This Detroit Exhibition Takes Things To The Streets

Niall Flynn /
Jun 13, 2017 / Opinion

Later this month, Detroit’s Library Street Collective will open its doors to FAILE for their first exhibition in the city.

The Size of the Fight (a reference to the famous Mark Twin quote: “it’s not the size of the dog in the fight”, etc, etc, you know how it goes) sees the duo – Detroit’s very own Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller – celebrating their city’s mighty comeback with their signature blend of studio meets street.

The show sees FAILE mounting 12 new paintings within the walls of LSC, as well as five large-scale painted, stencilled, silkscreened, wood panel works in a disused alleyway turned public exhibition space near the gallery. The works celebrate Detroit’s place in popular culture, blending high art with ideas of the industrial in a blended ode to the city and its street art scene.

Take a look at some preview images below.

This Detroit Exhibition Takes Things To The Streets            Library Street Collective presents FAILE: The Size of the Fight, ‘De La FAILE’, 2017
This Detroit Exhibition Takes Things To The Streets        Library Street Collective presents FAILE: The Size of the Fight, ‘DET The Hammer’, 2017
This Detroit Exhibition Takes Things To The Streets        Library Street Collective presents FAILE: The Size of the Fight, ‘Falling For FAILE’, 2017
This Detroit Exhibition Takes Things To The Streets     Library Street Collective presents FAILE: The Size of the Fight, ‘Modern Living’, 2017

Words by Niall Flynn

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