Various Small Fires proudly presents Eight Artworks by Los Angeles-based artist Kohshin Finley at its Texas gallery. The exhibition of recent paintings is the artist's first solo presentation with the gallery and in the American South. Eight Artworks features portraits of significant people from the artist's community, including family and close friends. Equipped with a camera in hand, Finley captures candid snapshots of his subjects to use as source material for expressive works on canvas. He translates these moments of everyday life into scenes that suggest the heroic and monumental. Deeply interested in portraiture's ability to construct one's legacy, Finley creates an elevated platform for his subjects.