Buster Graybill: Aesthetic Breach

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 humble objects often overlooked in garages, porches, and backyards across America. My work explores contemporary aesthetics through a rural working class perspective, challenging perceived notions of value and hierarchies imposed on objects of “high” and “low” culture. Like a miner panning for gold, I sift through my environment with a playful but discerning eye, extracting beauty, humor, poetry, and value from the mundane sediment of everyday life.” -Buster Graybill, 2018

Buster Graybill is an Assistant Professor at University of Texas at San Antonio in the Department of Art and Art History. He utilizes sculpture, installation, video, and photography to traverse cultural boundaries and reconnect with often overlooked objects, materials and places found in the rural landscape. Glasstire, an online contemporary art journal, ranks Buster Graybill as one of the Top Ten Texas Artist. His work has been exhibited throughout Texas, as well as in Boston, Miami, New York, and Guanajuato, Mexico. He is an alumnus of the Skowhegan Artist Residency and the Artpace International Artist-In-Residence program, as well as a recipient of grants from the San Antonio Artist Foundation and the Idea Fund, a program of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.