Past Exhibitions

Exercises in Ineffability

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1 November 2019

Opening Reception Friday, 1 November from 6 – 10 pm

Marginal Utility is pleased to present Exercises in Ineffability, a reel of experimental videos and animations projected in the gallery’s annex space.

Featured Artists:

Bernadette Colburn
Kaisha Dukes
Lily Furniss
Kemeys Goethe
Ava Haitz
Tyler Leary
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Gabriel Martinez: “Bound to the Past”

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6 September – 20 October 2019

Opening Reception Friday, 6 September from 6 – 10 pm

Marginal Utility is proud to present “Bound to the Past,” a solo exhibition by Philadelphia-based artist Gabriel Martinez.

“I hope that as we fight for the absolute surety of gay marriage, adoption rights, and the […]

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Contingent Archives: Jessica Elena Aquino, Vera Lucía Andrade Turner, Hong-Bich Huynh Vernon

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2 – 18 August 2019

Opening reception Friday, 2 August from 6 – 10 pm

Marginal Utility is proud to present Contingent Archives, a group exhibition by Philadelphia based artists Jessica Elena Aquino, Vera Lucía Andrade Turner and Hong-Bich Huynh Vernon.

“You can find the entire cosmos in the least remarkable objects.” Wislawa Szymborska

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NATIONAL SECURITY IS OUR PRIORITY!

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3 May – 7 July 2019

Opening reception Friday, 3 May from 6 – 10 pm

Marginal Utility is proud to present NATIONAL SECURITY IS OUR PRIORITY! an exhibition by Massachusetts-based artist Omid Shekari.

Threats are weapons that are employed by the state to ignite fear in order to justify violence that is only […]

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POPc – Philosophers’ Ontological Party club

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5 April – 21 April 2019

Opening reception Friday, 5 April from 6 – 10 pm

Marginal Utility is pleased to present an exhibition by POPc – Philosophers’ Ontological Party club. POPc is a non-profit that is organized around the practice of one-to-one conversations between a philosopher and a participant, it was begun in […]

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Jim Grilli: Atleast Three Frames: 1) Introduction: The Blank-Book-To-Be. 2) In A Windowless Corner. 3) Fear and Sleep

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1 February – 17 March 2019

Opening reception Friday, 1 February from 6 – 10 pm

Performances:

Saturday, 9 February at 3pm

Saturday, 9 March at 3pm

 

Marginal Utility is proud to present Atleast Three Frames: 1) Introduction: The Blank-Book-To-Be. 2) In […]

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Martha McDonald: Music for Modernist Shapes: Reimagining Spectodrama

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2 November 2018 – 13 January 2019

Opening reception Friday, 2 November from 6 – 10 pm

Performances:

Saturday, 3 November at 2pm and 4pm SOLD OUT
Sunday, 4 November at 2pm and 4pm SOLD OUT

Saturday, 12 January at 2pm SOLD OUT
Saturday, 12 January at 4pm SOLD OUT
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Buster Graybill: Aesthetic Breach

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7 September – 14 October 2018

Opening reception Friday, 7 September from 6 – 10 pm

Marginal Utility is proud to present Aesthetic Breach,  a solo exhibition of recent work by the Texas based artist Buster Graybill.

“Aesthetic Breach is an installation and sensory experience that embraces the formal nuances and conceptual potential of […]

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Bone Dry: Mariel Capanna and Lucia Thomé

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1 June – 22 July 2018

Opening reception Friday, 1 June from 6 – 10 pm

Marginal Utility is pleased to present Bone Dry, a collaborative exhibition by longtime friends Mariel Capanna and Lucia Thomé.

Considering a wide range of burial traditions, post-funeral rites and grieving practices, Capanna and Thomé have created an installation […]

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#wehavenopresident: Leroy Johnson and Sarah McEneaney

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6 April – 13 May 2018

Opening reception Friday, 6 April from 6 – 10 pm

Marginal Utility is proud to present #wehavenopresident an exhibition of prints and drawings by Philadelphia based artists Leroy Johnson and Sarah McEneaney.

Leroy Johnson and Sarah McEneaney have been making the drawings in the exhibition on a daily basis for the last few years […]

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