Cruising On Empty by Boris Chouvellon

Star Installation

Star Installation

Cruising On Empty by Boris Chouvellon

Opening Tuesday, February 12th from 6-9pm

Artist in attendance.

Collectors Brunch on Saturday, February 16th from 9am-noon.

Exhibition through April 1st, 2019.

Show Gallery is pleased to present the exhibition Cruising on Empty by Boris Chouvellon at their contemporary art space in Los Angeles. Boris Chouvellon who lives and works in France, is a 2019 recipient of the FACE Foundation Étant Donnés Fund for Artist Residencies. In January 2019, Chouvellon began his residency in collaboration with Show Gallery in Los Angeles and created a new body of work that will open on February 12th.


Chouvellon is a visual artist who is well known in France and internationally for his large-scale sculptural installations. He works with a variety of mediums to create sculptures, video installations, and photographs. Cruising On Empty, is an ongoing work in progress that is inspired by Chouvellon’s residency in Los Angeles: its roads, its coastlines, its typography, and the juxtaposition between the industrial landscape and the entertainment industry.

Chouvellon explores the urban space and its periphery. His work questions contemporary society by conducting constructive poetic experiments in the traces of its ruins, to the point where it borders on nonsense. His field of exploration is situated on the boundary of urban space and its outskirts (territorial, social and human). He navigates (by foot, car, or train) the border spaces (peripheral roads, motorways, coasts, and rivers). He tries to reproduce a representation of the modern ruin, where agricultural, industrial, commercial zones, as well as construction zones in states of neglect and oblivion are transplanted. All these states of the contemporary world are documented, photographed, recorded, and filmed. His working method consists of selecting objects, forms, and impressions in the real world, and then transforming them in the studio space. He aims to operate displacements and disconnections, which at the same time reveal their state, by bringing the world’s fragments into an imaginary and dreamlike dimension.


John GheurShow Gallery