Category Archives: 2020

Gwynn + Billy

Gwynn Murrill and Billy Al Bengston go far back enough that they can’t seem to remember the exact moment that they met. Billy says it was during his last year of teaching at UCLA and “Gwynn was the best student in the art department,” while Gwynn recalls meeting Billy through their mutual friend, Tony Berlant, […]

Juan Capistran – Play Dead

VISIT THE VIRTUAL VIEWING ROOM HERE Play Dead is LA-based artist Juan Capistrán’s first exhibition at Various Small Fires. Originally made in 2014 for the Hammer Museum, the sculpture I wanna be your dog takes on new meaning as it is re-installed today after several events have passed in the last six years attaching new […]

Jessie Homer French – Chernobyl

VISIT THE VIRTUAL VIEWING ROOM HERE Two years in the making, Jessie Homer French’s much anticipated solo exhibition at VSF Los Angeles, which includes paintings of untamed wild fires, recently visited cemeteries, and French’s most current obsession with the Chernobyl “exclusion zone”, suddenly feel like prescient visions of our contemporary world. For most of us, […]

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 […]

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 […]