David Guinn: Night Room @ Marginal Utility

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David Guinn: Night Room @ Marginal Utility

November 4, 2016 - December 11, 2016

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On View: November 4 – December 11
Opening Reception: Friday, November 4 | 6:10 p.m.

Marginal Utility is proud to present Night Room, a solo exhibition by the Philadelphia based artist David Guinn.

Inspired by the climactic scene in the film Apocalypse Now, where Martin Sheen confronts Marlon Brando’s Kurtz inside a darkened Khmer Temple, and the primal experience of lights in the darkness, Night Room visualizes a sanctuary space for communion/confrontation with the artistic self.

Working with lighting designer Drew Billiau, Night Room combines wall painting with LED lighting products. Glowing bands of light slowly transition through the spectrum of colors inside the darkened space of the gallery. Wall paintings reference windows and passageways into other environments. Painted gradients transition across sections of the gallery walls.

The gallery space at Marginal Utility functioned as sanctuary it depicts. Beginning with a room painted black, the installation evolved on the walls.

Image courtesy of the artist.


November 4, 2016
December 11, 2016
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Marginal Utility
319 N. 11th Street, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States
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