September 28, 2021

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Moments From the Felix Art Fair

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LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles galleries are getting their second at this year’s Felix Artwork Fair. For its third iteration held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Lodge, organizers resolved to scale down and attribute 29 galleries (when compared to 40 and 60 in earlier yrs) and most of them are regional. 

Following checking in, and displaying proof of vaccine or a adverse COVID test, masked attendees are capable to weave in and out of poolside cabanas though hotel guests tan and swim. Inserting art parts on the walls and in crevices of resort rooms, alternatively than common white partitions, can make for a considerably much more interactive experience. Sculptures are positioned in the shower, paintings cling higher than toilets, and even picket closets become display screen containers. 

At Charlie James Gallery, busts by John Ahearn dangle on indoor and out of doors partitions as if having element in patrons’ conversations. Other will work involve paintings by Gabriella Sanchez and two cake sculptures by Patrick Martinez which honor slain Chicano journalist Ruben Salazar and abolitionist Frederick Douglass.

Patrick Martinez at Charlie James Gallery

A number of resort rooms about, Inglewood-centered Residency Artwork Gallery highlights Black and Brown artists like the Perez Bros, Jonah Elijah, and Yvette Mayorga, between other individuals, whose do the job explores migration, militarization, gender, labor, and race. 

Chris Sharp Gallery features a solitary artist: Los Angeles-primarily based Indigenous artist Ishi Glinsky who tends to make sculptures of cartoon figures applying resin inlay strategies frequent in Indigenous jewelry-generating practices. The use of these popular figures is in discussion with “Zunitoons,” which are designed by the members of the Zuni country and sell primarily to visitors in the Southwest. 

One particular certain stand out is Gavlak Gallery showcasing sculptures by Kim Dacres designed of interwoven tire strips, and the Afro-futurist, glittering tapestries of April Bey. 

Like most artwork fairs, there is an exclusive air about it, with tickets promoting at an unfriendly $75. But if you get a probability to see it, you are going to get a window into the extensive-ranging and effervescent Los Angeles artwork scene.

Sam Anderson at Tanya Leighton
Ishi Glinsky at Christ Sharp
April Bay and Kim Dacres at Gavlak Gallery
Lenz Geerk at Roberts Initiatives
Glen Wilson at Various Little Fires
Jonny Negron at Chateau Shatto
Sarah Ann Weber and Amanda Wall at Anat Ebgi Gallery
Greg Ito at Anat Ebgi Gallery
Ed Ruscha hangs above the bed artwork at Gagosian
Veronica Fernandez, The Perez Bros., Jonah Elijah, and Yvette Mayorga at Residency Artwork Gallery
John Ahearn at Charlie James Gallery
Fabian Guerrero at Residency Artwork Gallery

The Felix Art Honest continues at the Hollywood Roosevelt (7000 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles) as a result of Sunday, August 1.

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