4 February – 27 March
Opening reception: Friday, 4 February, from 6:00pm – 11:00pm
Marginal Utility is proud to present NEOTENY | THE HARD SELL, a solo exhibition of the Philadelphia based artist Jayson Scott Musson.
Neoteny | The Hard Sell is an exhibition of art stuffs by Jayson Scott Musson at the Marginal Utility gallery on Friday, February 4th 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States of America. Whether or not you attend is of small consequence to the “artist” (the term is employed loosely here), because, as the artist puts it: “I stays paid anyway!” However, the veracity of this claim is highly questionable, as it is widely known that even though the artist is in his early 30′s, he still rents an apartment, not even an apartment by himself mind you, but rather he shares a two-bedroom apartment with a roommate (who is a much better artist than he). Also, the artist still rides a bicycle because he doesn’t have the least bit of self-control when it comes to the management of his personal finances so he is unable to save for even the most austere of auto vehicles. In fact, one time I was at his house, pardon me, I mean one time I was at his two-bedroom apartment he shares with a roommate, and the artist, a bit drunk, spent a surprising amount of time looking at lycra superhero costumes on ebay which he claimed he was going to use for a “sculpture”. Well, whatever sculpture you could make by purchasing a costume off of ebay is no sculpture I want to partake of. Not at all. Not. At. All. But perhaps you do. You strike me as someone who consumes art only in jpeg format (while I have laid beneath Olafur Eliasson’s sun at the Tate!), someone who doesn’t possess a single inkling as to what comprises a true work of art. If this is the case, and I know it is, then you would most likely find some kind of satisfaction in attending Neoteny | The Hard Sell at the Marginal Utility gallery on Friday, February 4th 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States of America.
Oh, as per the artist’s request: please keep your children at home. Because children, unlike the divinely crafted snowflake, are not unique nor are they special, and children speak at a volume which is simply unacceptable within a gallery, and even though Marginal Utility is a non-profit gallery, the etiquette of a commercial, for-profit gallery must be adhered to lest our entire society fall apart at its most sacrosanct seams.
Thank you and good night.