Various Small Fires (VSF) is a gallery owned and operated by Esther Kim Varet established in 2012 with locations in Los Angeles, California and Seoul, South Korea.
VSF has presented the Los Angeles debuts of many internationally recognized emerging, mid, and late career artists like Liz Magic Laser, Josh Kline, Jesper Just, Billy Al Bengston, and Judith Linhares. VSF exhibitions are reviewed regularly by The Los Angeles Times, ArtForum, Art Review, Frieze, LEAP, and many other online and print publications.
In 2014, Johnston MarkLee Architects designed the current VSF building with nearly 5,000 sq-ft (465 sq-m) of exhibition space, including a unique sound corridor for year-round audio art programming. VSF is also one of the few commercial venues to have a dedicated outdoor gallery for large-scale sculpture and installation. In April 2019, VSF opened a second location in the Hannam-dong neighborhood of Seoul, South Korea. This new ground floor storefront added an additional 1,000 sq-ft (93 sq-m) of exhibition space in Asia.
VSF takes social responsibility seriously. The majority of our represented artists are women. The gallery uses 100% solar energy to operate its exhibition spaces and goes to great lengths to reduce our carbon footprint and eliminate plastic by-products.