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For its third year as an exhibitor at the Dallas Art Fair, Various Small Fires (VSF) gallery’s booth, including work by artists like Lena Daly, Mernet Larsen, Amir Nikravan, Sean Shim-Boyle, Amy Yao, and Joshua Nathanson, caught our eye.
VSF is a 5,000-square-foot outdoor/indoor complex based in Los Angeles opened in 2012. The gallery is run by Esther Kim Varet and was named after Ed Ruscha‘s conceptual art book: Various Small Fires and Milk (1964). Born and raised in Dallas, TX, Varet told us it is always a great pleasure to be in town, as the gallery is incredibly supported.
At the entrance of the conceptual, architectural, and interactive art space dedicated to music and art installations, exhibitions, and performances, is a desk that is annually remade by an artist. Varet recently told W Magazine, “I wanted the gallery to become a sculptural object,” comprised of a large sound corridor, a main exhibition space, as well as a sculpture court promoting emerging American artists.