Category Archives: Artfairs

Billy Al Bengston – Frieze NY 2018

Art Basel Hong Kong – Jessie Homer French

Frieze London 2017: Harrisons

The Harrisons, Survival Piece V: Portable Orchard, 1972. Installation view at The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 2015.   Various Small Fires (VSF) is pleased to present Survival Piece V Part II: Lemon Orchard Fragment, a variation of the historic 1972 installation by Helen Mayer Harrison (b. 1929) and Newton Harrison (b. 1932) – the husband […]

Frieze New York 2017

Frieze New York 2017 Booth A18 May 5 – 7, 2017 Randall’s Island Park, New York, NY   For Frieze New York 2017, Various Small Fires is pleased to present a curated booth of works by American artists spanning several generations that employ sardonic humor to wrestle with the cognitive dissonance of the United States’ seemingly […]

Art Basel Miami: Amy Yao

    Art Basel Miami Beach 2016 Amy Yao Booth P13 December 1 – 4, 2016 Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami, Florida   For Art Basel Miami Beach 2016 Various Small Fires will present a solo exhibition by gallery artist Amy Yao. The stand will contain both wall-based works and a floor installation centered around the […]

Frieze London 2016

Frieze London 2016 October 6 – 9, 2016 Regent’s Park, London   LIZ MAGIC LASER: PRIMAL SPEECH BOOTH G15   Liz Magic Laser, Primal Speech, 2016. Single-channel video installation, LED display, polyurethane foam, vinyl, thread and Velcro 72 x 72 x 2 inches, Duration: 16 minutes   For Frieze 2016, Various Small Fires presents “Primal Speech”, an […]

Art Basel Hong Kong 2017: Joshua Nathanson

  Art Basel Hong Kong   Joshua Nathanson Booth IC41 March 23 – 25, 2017   VSF is pleased to present for the 2017 Art Basel Hong Kong Positions sector a composed presentation of new paintings and sculptures by Los Angeles based artist Joshua Nathanson. This will be the artist’s first solo presentation in Hong […]

Dallas Art Fair

Dallas Art Fair 2016 April 14 – 17, 2016 Fashion Industry Gallery 1807 Ross Ave, Dallas, Texas   Various Small Fires is pleased to present works by Sean Shim-Boyle, Lena Daly, Mernet Larsen, Amir Nikravan and Amy Yao.  

The Armory Show: Mernet Larsen

  The Armory Show   Mernet Larson Booth P25 March 2 – 5, 2017 Piers 92 & 94, New York, New York   For The Armory Show, VSF presents a selection of Mernet Larsen’s (b.1940) most iconic works on paper to date. Larsen’s “paintings on paper” are essential roadmaps to the artist’s painting practice, whereby her distinctive […]

Art Los Angeles Contemporary

Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2016 January 28 – 31, 2016 Opening Night Thursday January 28, 7–9 p.m. The Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405   Various Small Fires is pleased to present works by: BRACE BRACE (Annika Kuhlmann & Christopher Kulendroan Thomas) | Lena Daly | Andrea Longacre-White | Samuel Kenswil | Joshua Nathanson | Amir Nikravan | Anna Sew […]

Expo Chicago 2015

Expo Chicago 2015 Chicago, Navy Pier VSF, Main Section Booth 735 September 17 – 20, 2015 Vernissage: Thursday, September 17 | 6:00pm–9:00pm Mernet Larsen | Joshua Nathanson | Amir Nikravan | Amy Yao | Jim Drain | April Street | Jeff Zilm  

Dallas Art Fair 2015

    Dallas Art Fair 2015 Booth D9 Apr 9th – 12th, 2015 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas

The Armory Show 2015

      The Armory Show Amir Nikravan Booth 776 March 5 – 8, 2015 Pier 94, New York, NY   Despite their impasto appearance, the compositions depicted in Nikravan’s paintings are completely flat optical mirages. Nikravan’s paintings subtly critique abstract paintings’ charismatic appeal, and play with the paradox of abstract painting as a three-dimensional […]

Art Los Angeles Contemporary

Art Los Angeles Contemporary The Barker Hangar, Santa Monica VSF, Booth B14 January 29 – February 1, 2015 Vernissage: Thursday, January 28, 2015   Mernet Larsen, Joshua Nathanson, Amir Nikravan, Kathleen Ryan, Amy Yao

Art Los Angeles Contemporary

VSF presents a sculpture by Sean Shim-Boyle     Happy Cat (2014) (artist’s pre-production animated study shown) Fiberglass, foam, wood, paint, electric motor, and 110v plug 77 x 84 x 84 inches   Happy Cat (2014) re-contextualizes the Maneki-neko figurine (Beckoning Cat) often found in Japanese merchant and restaurant spaces.  The figurine’s genesis is disputed […]

Frieze London 2013

Various Small Fires solo presentation of works by Andrea Longacre-White Frieze London 2013   Andrea Longacre-White concerns herself with the inevitable human-like failures of our industrially designed and mass-produced technological gadgets. Commercially available products and unique images short-circuit one another in a limitless series of reconfigurations and reproductions that foretell their own obsolescence.   In […]

Dallas Art Fair 2013

Various Small Fires is pleased to be participating in the 2013 Dallas Art Fair with a two-person presentation by Los Angeles-based artists Anna Sew Hoy and Amir Nikravan.   Anna Sew Hoy has created a number of playful works for the Dallas Art Fair that shift the traditional aesthetic object into the realm of the functional. Gold Worms and […]

Liz Magic Laser, Armory Show 2013

Various Small Fires is very pleased to announce its participation in the centennial edition of The Armory Show with a solo presentation by Liz Magic Laser (b. 1981 New York, NY), the 2013 Commissioned Artist of the fair. Laser has become known worldwide for her videos and performances in public spaces such as banks and […]

ALAC 2013

Esther Kim Varet of Various Small Fires and Anat Ebgi are pleased to present Fil Rouge, a show curated by Lucie Fontaine for the 2013 Art Los Angeles Contemporary art fair.   Artists: Lucie Fontaine, Anna Sew Hoy, John Houck, Liz Magic Laser, Diego Singh, Andrea Longacre-White, Fiona Connor, Amir Nikravan, Kerstin Brätsch and Debo Eilers. […]

NADA Miami Beach 2012

LIZ MAGIC LASER ANNA SEW HOY DIEGO SINGH in Blue Denim