Past Exhibitions

Maureen Maduadichie

3 – 19 September 2021

Opening reception 6:00-9:00pm Friday September 3rd

Marginal Utility is proud to present an exhibition of recent work by Philadelphia based artist Maureen Maduadichie.

Through mixed media collages Maureen Maduadichie processes thoughts about identity, and ways that an individual can possess various and complex identities. Maduadichie’s work primarily explores this […]

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Brandon Straus: Coconut Palace and a Bamboo Mansion

17 May – 13 June 2021

Open to the public:
11, 12, 13 June from 5:00 – 8:00pm

We at Marginal Utility are happy to welcome Brandon Straus as the fourth round participant in the 319 2nd floor Residency Program.

For his residency at Marginal Utility Brandon Straus is creating a multichannel […]

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Quinton Maldonado: Blue Reminder (Wave One)

7 March – 15 March 2021

Marginal Utility is proud to present Blue Reminder (Wave One), an immersive multimedia installation by Philadelphia based artist Quinton Maldonado. Maldonado is a participant in the 319 2nd Flr Residency Program.

Blue Reminder (Wave One) explores motion and presence that is generated within a […]

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Formed Under Pressure

4 December 2020 – 10 January 2021

Gallery hours: by appointment only (david@marginalutlity.org)

Marginal Utility and Grizzly Grizzly are proud to present Formed Under Pressure, a group exhibition featuring the work of Lola Buck, Kevin Lee and Jessica Stanhagen.

This exhibition, presented by the Studio Art MFA graduating class at The University […]

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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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Hong-Bich Huynh Vernon: Suspended Animation

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6 March – 18 October 2020

Opening Reception Friday, 6 March from 6 – 10 pm

Marginal Utility is proud to present Suspended Animation a solo exhibition by West Chester Pennsylvania based artist Hong-Bich Huynh Vernon.

The decision to leave is a wrenching moment of abandonment compelled by unbearable circumstances into the unknown. […]

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Exercises in Ineffability

Ava Haitz screen grab

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”

Queer Eclipse (Madonna) square

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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