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For artist Laure Prouvost's first solo L.A. show, a look at our plastic-wrapped lives

For artist Laure Prouvost's first solo L.A. show, a look at our plastic-wrapped lives

French-born Laure Prouvost, winner of the 2013 Turner Prize and widely exhibited throughout Europe, has her first solo L.A. show at Fahrenheit, where she spent part of last spring in residency. "A Way to Leak, Lick, Leek" is much like its title -- at once evocative, clumsy and obscure.

Prouvost works in multiple media, and often, as here, she screens a video within an environmental installation. Her eight-minute piece tracks young adults in playful, wistful conversation in and around their car. They speak their fantasies of comfort and connection (to feel the heartbeat of the earth, to sleep between a cow and a calf) and invoke other dreamlike scenarios (one involves...

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