Once a week, Phillip Von Zweck invites the public to view exhibits assembled in his not-quite-200-square-foot living room. The local artist who once curated a "Vomitorium" event at Gallery 40000 has hosted more than a dozen of his talented friends, from scene veteran Tony Tasset to recent MFAs David Coyle and Jenny Walters.
Featured work is typically informed by pop culture to address those larger existential questions we may ask in our own living rooms. Steve Lacey's 2007 exhibit of mashed up iconic political images and famous quotes drew unexpected connections between events and everyday language via thought bubbles and audio splicing.
Vonzweck's re-contextualized gallery experience is as important as the work itself, sometimes more so. February 2007's Network of Cumulative Art exhibition invited visitors to play bachelor. Literally. Surrounded by six years of "post-consumer waste," guests at the BYOB event fed their inner couch potato by working video game consoles and watching movies. Andy Warhol would be proud.
Opening night typically falls on the first Thursday of the month, but patrons are advised to check gallery listings or the Vonzweck website to confirm.
Centerstage Reviewer: Justin Sondak