Joining the flurry of February art shows in Los Angeles is the 2022 Felix Art Fair, running from Friday, Feb. 18 to Sunday, Feb. 20 at the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Founded by Dean Valentine, Al Morán, and Mills Morán in 2019, the fourth iteration of the contemporary art fair presents a lineup of 60 international galleries—including those representing numerous CalArtians—occupying two of the Roosevelt’s Tower floors and both poolside cabanas.
Among this year’s exhibitors is Thomas Solomon Art Advisory, which presents Information: Works from the 1970s, an exhibition featuring several legendary CalArtians: Laurie Anderson (1996 honorary degree recipient and former visiting faculty), John Baldessari (Chouinard 59), Allen Ruppersberg (Chouinard 67), Ed Ruscha (Chouinard 56), Alexis Smith (former faculty), along with Robert Barry, Chris Burden, John Knight, Christopher Knowles, Dennis Oppenheim, Lawrence Weiner, and William Wegman.
Displaying the power of language and challenging notions of what constitutes art, the exhibition includes text-based assemblages, collages, paper and wall works, and books, including Anderson’s 1979 collage New York Times / China Times. More about the exhibition from Thomas Solomon Art Advisory’s official press release:
This unique presentation revisits Kynaston McShine’s seminal group exhibition Information that took place at MOMA in 1970. The Felix exhibition expands the original exhibition by including additional works by conceptual artists that span the years 1970-1979. This exhibition is not a definitive overview, but a small tribute to the original 1970 MOMA exhibition and the artists’ importance in expanding the idea of art beyond traditional categories.
The participating artists’ works in Information will rotate daily throughout the fair (see event details below for dates). The show is on view in Room 1102.
In Room 108, P·P·O·W Gallery presents Allison Schulnik’s (Film/Video BFA 00) oil painting on canvas Night Fox #2 (2021).
Schulnik is a painter, sculptor, and animator known for her colorful and textured pieces. In 2020, The New Yorker highlighted her solo show Hatch at P.P.O.W., lauding her “distinctive impasto technique [which] lends her subjects—babies, seashells, wild animals, pets—a curious depth.” Her works are part of the public collections of several museums and galleries, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA); Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, CA; Tang Museum, NY; Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT; Musée des Beaux Arts, Montreal; and the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art.
See the full list of 2022 exhibitors at the official Felix Art Fair website.