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Calida Rawles – CULTURED dinner

Independent New York 2020

Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon – Variation in Mass, #1-3

Various Small Fires is pleased to present its first solo exhibition with Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon, Variations in Mass, #1-3, in the gallery courtyard and sound corridor. Gordon, whose multi-media practice meditates on the relationship between sound, architecture, time and the body, debuts her first outdoor work – an immersive, polysensory installation consisting of three new […]

Liz Magic Laser

Various Small Fires is pleased to present Liz Magic Laser’s first solo exhibition in Asia. As a traveling presentation from Laser’s most recent exhibition at VSF Los Angeles, this debut presentation in Seoul introduces both the artist’s earlier work Mine (2009) and latest institutional project Handle / Poignée (2018), which was commissioned by Centre Pompidou […]

Calida Rawles – A Dream for My Lilith

“All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.” -Toni Morrison   VSF is pleased to present A Dream for My Lilith, the gallery’s first solo exhibition with Calida Rawles. Reflecting on topographical matters which shape and hold black life, Rawles merges realism with poetic abstraction through […]

Math Bass – Fill It Up Silver

Opening Reception: November 2, 5-7 pm   Various Small Fires is pleased to present the debut exhibition of Los Angeles based artist Math Bass in South Korea, the artist’s first solo exhibition with VSF. A continued investigation into semiotics and visual processing, Fill It Up Silver mines the methodology of valuation through a series of […]

Billy Al Bengston: Paintings & Watercolors – Book signing

Book signing event for Billy Al Bengston Paintings & Watercolors, October 3, 2019. DeWoody residence, Los Angeles, CA.

Liz Magic Laser – People Per Hour

Various Small Fires is pleased to present Liz Magic Laser’s third solo show with the gallery, People Per Hour. The exhibition marks the U.S. debut of Laser’s most recent institutional works, Handle / Poignée (2018), commissioned by Centre Pompidou for MOVE Festival, Paris and In Real Life (2019), commissioned by FACT (Foundation for Art and […]

Robin F. Williams – With Pleasure

Various Small Fires is pleased to present the West Coast debut of Robin F. Williams and her first solo exhibition with VSF. In a series of new paintings that reimagine the coded narratives of American media, Williams isolates and derails the sexual suggestiveness, pandering strategies, and gendered objectifications utilized in representations of women.   Embodiments […]

Frieze Los Angeles 2020

“All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.” -Toni Morrison   VSF is pleased to the gallery’s first fair presentation with Calida Rawles. This fair presentation runs concurrently with Rawles’ solo exhibition at Various Small Fires, Los Angeles. As part of Frieze Talks, Calida Rawles will […]

ART021 Shanghai 2019 – Joshua Nathanson

Various Small Fires is pleased to present a solo presentation by Los Angeles-based artist, Joshua Nathanson for Art021’s Detour section.   In his newest paintings, Nathanson continues to explore many of the sentiments that run through his recent work – anxieties surrounding a rapidly changing, intensifying world and a sense of isolation from community and […]

Art and Ecology

AUGUST IS ART + ECOLOGY MONTH   In a time of environmental devastation, how can we artists, thinkers, and activists work together to decenter the human and reimagine ourselves as regenerative participants in nature?   Join us for two Saturdays of performances, screenings, and panel discussions on art and ecology in the VSF courtyard.   […]

James Herman – Yardwork

“I worked on the hill – or property, compound, whatever you want to call it – for 5 years building a home and systems for off-grid living while still being only 10 minutes from beautiful downtown LA. The best way to fix up a place is to live in it. By occupying areas of the […]

JN – Symbiotic – Video

Joshua Nathanson Symbiotic July 27 – October 12, 2019 Opening July 27, 5 – 7pm   EXHIBITION DETAILS    

JN – Symbiotic

Exhibition trailer       Various Small Fires is pleased to present the debut presentation in South Korea of Los Angeles-based artist Joshua Nathanson (b. 1976, Washington D.C.). Featuring his latest works, Joshua Nathanson: Symbiotic will be on view from July 27 through October 12 at VSF Seoul.   In Nathason’s previous work, carefree people […]

The Harrisons – Counter Extinction Work

Various Small Fires is pleased to present its second solo exhibition by The Harrisons.   Newton Harrison worked from 1969 to 2012 with his wife Helen Mayer Harrison (1927-2018), and has continued to work alone since her passing. After reading Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring in the late 1960s, The Harrisons decided to only create artworks […]

BAB & ER Reunited

  photo © Tim Street Porter   VSF is pleased to announce the opening of its second gallery location in Seoul, South Korea, with an inaugural exhibition of new and historical works by legendary California artists Billy Al Bengston (b.1934, Dodge City, Kansas) and Ed Ruscha (b. 1937, Omaha, Nebraska). This is the debut gallery […]

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Anna Sew Hoy – The Wettest Letter

VSF is pleased to present The Wettest Letter, Anna Sew Hoy’s third solo exhibition with the gallery. Working with clay for over twenty years, Sew Hoy’s sculptures express a multitude of textures, exchanges, and active states by way of the body – hers, the onlooker’s, and the clay’s own physicality, each reactive and mutable. Whether […]

Diedrick Brackens – unholy ghosts

I stand waist deep in the decadence of forgetting. The vain act of looking the other way. Insisting there can be peace and fecundity without confrontation. The nagging question of blood hounds me. How do I honor it? – Essex Hemphill, The Father, Son and Unholy Ghosts, 1996   VSF is pleased to present unholy […]