The Felix LA Art Fair returned to the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel this week for its third full-scale edition, after a slimmed-down one last summer that featured mostly hometown galleries. An international selection of 60 galleries was split between ground-floor cabana suites surrounding a David Hockney–painted pool, and hotel rooms on the 11th and 12th floors, harkening back to an earlier generation of hotel fairs before the rise of the current global art fair circuit.
In keeping with the fair’s informal mood, many galleries mounted general presentations of their rosters, offering broad, if unfocused booths. Among the eclectic displays, however, some galleries did choose to mount thematic mini-surveys or one-person shows. Identity, the natural world, and material exploration were a few through lines that flowed throughout the fair.