Past Exhibitions

Exercises in Ineffability 02

22 May – 26 July 2020

Screening and Online Opening Reception Friday, 29 May from 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Marginal Utility is proud to present Exercises in Ineffability 02, a selection of experimental videos and animations that were produced between February and early May 2020 before and during the peak of the Covid […]

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Taji Ra’oof Nahl: Upon Second Reading or The Prequels

22 May – 14 July 2020

Live Zoom performance and opening reception 12 June at 6pm.

Marginal Utility is proud to present Upon Second Reading or The Prequels a solo online exhibition by the Philadelphia based artist Taji Ra’oof Nahl.

“With the advent of terms such as SHADOW BANNING, SOCIAL DISTANCING, FALSE POSITIVES, […]

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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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Alexander Cheves: The pull, tops, where keys, our wallet zig zags

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1 Novemeber – 15 December 2019

Opening Reception Friday, 1 November from 6 – 10 pm

Marginal Utility is proud to present The pull, tops, where keys, our wallet zig zags a solo exhibition by Oakland California based artist Alexander Cheves.

Alexander Cheves’s work explores the relationships between shape and color in paintings […]

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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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Omid Shekari: 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: At least 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 At least Three Frames: 1) Introduction: The Blank-Book-To-Be. 2) […]

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Martha McDonald: Music for Modernist Shapes: Reimagining Spectodrama

Martha performance

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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