Press Archive


Shows To See in New York This Summer | Magenta Plains: Summer Group Show

Bowery Boogie "Revisit Martha Diamond’s ‘Urbanist Art’ and Life on the Bowery Since 1969"

Magenta Plains Tiril Hasselknippe in conversation with Gary Carrion-Murayari

Time Out Best of 2019 - Ebecho Muslimova

Magenta Plains MMXIX Summer Performance Series


Magenta Plains (_hr) Club Performances & Events

Magenta Plains Derrida Database: Launch & Lecture

Upstairs Art Fair East Hampton, NY

Magenta Plains CULT TRASH Book Launch — April 12, 2017

Magenta Plains Lillian Schwartz: Panel & Conversation with Rebekah Rutkoff, Jon Gertner, and Alex Kitnick

Artforum Lillian Schwartz, October 2016


Magenta Plains Melissa Brown: Bagomancy performance

Magenta Plains Melissa Brown Silkscreens

Magenta Plains Peter Nagy @ TB Projects, Provincetown, MA

Magenta Plains Peter Nagy Xeroxes for sale

Magenta Plains Panel & Conversation with Natasha Stagg, Andrew Durbin, & Joni Murphy moderated by Kaitlin Phillips

Magenta Plains William Wegman Zine Launch and Signing

The New York Times Art in Review - William Wegman


Art Dealers Association of America

Alexis Rockman in Conversation on Art, Climate, and Technology

with Haley Mellin and Alisa Petrosova, moderated by Charlotte Kent

Announcement: Magenta Plains Presents Technologies of the Archive | A Conversation on the Work of Stan VanDerBeek

"On the occasion of the exhibition Stan VanDerBeek: "See Saw Seems" Magenta Plains is pleased to present a conversation with interdisciplinary artist and educator Kamau Patton and scholar Cash Ragona, moderated by Chelsea Spengemann, director of the Stan VanDerBeek archive."

Announcement: Tiril Hasselknippe Wins Sculpture Point | Ekebergparken 2023-24

Sculpture Point Ekebergparken is a sculpture competition for new artist who work with three-dimensional art. Over the course of four years four different artist will be chosen to produce and display their own three-dimensional work in the park's Villa Garden. The nominations of the artists is done by Ekebergparkens Art Council in collaboration with art representatives from the leading Norwegian art institutions. For each art work the park will develop and hold specialized mediational programs, seminars and workshops. With the aim to strengthen and lift the public conversation surrounding three-dimensional art. The project hopes that each individual artwork in a positive way will challenge our perception of what three dimensional art can be.

Announcement: Magenta Plains Presents Stan VanDerBeek and Chason Matthams at Independent New York 2023

Magenta Plains presents an intergenerational dialogue between late multimedia artist Stan VanDerBeek (1927-1984) and emerging artist, Chason Matthams (b. 1981). A visionary experimental filmmaker known for his pioneering work in art and technology, VanDerBeek created early animation films in the Surrealist tradition of collage, splicing newspaper and magazine clippings with original and found footage. A selection of related framed collages and drawings from the 1960s-1980s at the Independent complements a concurrent exhibition of VanDerBeek’s single-channel 16mm and 35mm films at the gallery on Canal Street, on view from May 3 to June 17. Known for his technical prowess, Matthams is a painter utilizing the “hyperreal” as a source of expressive potential, depicting still lives and other objects including the recurring motifs of cameras, flowers, and antique marble busts. Conceived as metaphors for perception itself, his paintings seek to capture the ephemeral and fragmentary nature of human consciousness. This concern for the nature of both perception and the fleeting nature of shifting technologies is inspired by Matthams’ background in animation and interest in operational camera equipment, making for a dynamic conversation with VanDerBeek’s cut and paste works on paper.

Announcement: Sascha Braunig "Lay Figure" Book Release

"Lay Figure" documents almost forty new and recent works by the Canadian-born, US-based artist Sascha Braunig. Exhibited at Oakville Galleries in 2022, the paintings and drawings in this substantial new body of work use material qualities to analogize an immaterial idea: the feeling of struggling with a system more powerful than you, in which you are also deeply entangled. The book includes an essay by curator Frances Loeffler and the transcript of a conversation between Braunig and artist Lucy Kim.

Announcement: Ken Lum Honored at ICA Benefit 2023

ICA’s Benefit celebrates the meaningful connections ICA offers to art, artists, and audiences. Proceeds provide critical support for ICA’s exhibitions and engagement programs. On Thursday, April 27, 2023, the ICA is honoring Maori Karmael Holmes, founder and Chief Executive and Artistic Officer of BlackStar Projects, and Ken Lum, artist, Marilyn Jordan Taylor Presidential Professor and Chair of the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design.

Announcement: Magenta Plains to Present Daniel Boccato, Monsieur Zohore, and Bill Saylor at the 2023 Dallas Art Fair

Monsieur Zohore, Daniel Boccato, and Bill Saylor explore new dimensions of gestural abstraction, intersecting with suggestions of representational and figurative elements. Bold in form, color, and content, their varied practices engage with the increasingly intensifying threat of climate change.

Announcement: Rachel Rossin Joins Magenta Plains

Rachel Rossin (b. 1987, West Palm Beach, FL) lives and works in New York and is an internationally renowned artist and programmer whose multi-disciplinary practice has established her as a pioneer in the field of virtual reality. Rossin’s work blends painting, sculpture, new media and more to create digital landscapes that address the impact of technology on human psychology, embodiment, sovereignty, and phenomenology. The New York Times has stated “Ms. Rossin has achieved something, forging a connection between abstract painting and augmented perception that opens up a fourth dimension that existed only in theory for earlier painters.” Her work is currently on view with a lobby commission and an installation as a part of Refigured at The Whitney Museum of American Art


TIRIL HASSELKNIPPE: In the exhibition Play, Tiril Hasselknippe questions our sense of reality, both as individuals and as a society. Kunsthall Stavanger’s main gallery is dedicated to the Stavanger-based artist’s first solo show in the city. BARBARA ESS: Barbara Ess is included in Who You Staring At? Visual Culture of the No Wave Scene in the 1970s and 1980s, an exhibition exploring the visual and sound contributions of an alternative art scene that appeared in the low-rent areas of Lower Manhattan, in New York in 1978. KEN LUM: Two works from Ken Lum’s Portrait-Logo Series pairing image and text are installed along the main gallery wall and visible from the street in the exhibition, with Wardrobe.

Artnews: Why One of New York’s Hottest Galleries Doubled Down on Chinatown Amid a Mass Exodus to Tribeca

"Historically, when a young Manhattan gallery has experienced growing pains, it’s moved to Chelsea or, more recently, to Tribeca. Magenta Plains, a resident of Downtown New York since 2016, instead doubled down on Chinatown. The gallery left its storefront space on Allen Street, steps from the Cantonese stalwart Congee Village, for a 4,500-square-foot, three-story building at 149 Canal Street. The diamond island this building occupies may well be the center of its universe: a few short blocks separate it from Tribeca, Two Bridges, and the Lower East Side. The mouth of the Manhattan Bridge opens ahead..."