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149 Canal Street
New York, NY 10002
917 388 2464
Magenta Plains is a contemporary art gallery founded in 2016 by David Deutsch, Chris Dorland, and Olivia Smith. The gallery originally opened on the Lower East Side and relocated to a multi floor 4,500 square foot space at the intersection of Canal Street and Bowery in 2022. With an intergenerational emphasis, the gallery's mission is to foster context and meaning for the development of new ideas and emerging art as well as to present and preserve older generations of artists' work.

The gallery represents artists including Alex Kwartler, Anne Libby, the Estate of Barbara Ess, Bill Saylor, Chason Matthams, Don Dudley, Ebecho Muslimova, Jane Swavely, Jennifer Bolande, Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Ken Lum, Liza Lacroix, Peter Nagy, Rachel Rossin, the Stan VanDerBeek Archive, Tiril Hasselknippe and Zach Bruder. Additionally, the gallery presents a dynamic discourse through its program of curated group shows and project-based solo exhibitions including Sascha Braunig, Danica Lundy, Daniel Boccato, Matthew Metzger, and Alexis Rockman.

Magenta Plains has presented memorable historical solo exhibitions including William Wegman’s rare, altered photographs and drawings from the 1970s and 80s, Lillian Schwartz’ debut New York solo gallery show at age 89, German artist Georg Herold’s caviar paintings and sculptures, and a critically acclaimed exhibition of paintings from the 1980s by Martha Diamond. The gallery also looks forward to upcoming presentations of works in collaboration with the Estates of Alan Uglow and Tina Girouard.
Artists Represented:
Alex Kwartler
Anne Libby
Estate of Barbara Ess
Bill Saylor
Chason Matthams
Don Dudley
Ebecho Muslimova
Jane Swavely
Jennifer Bolande
Jibade-Khalil Huffman
Ken Lum
Liza Lacroix
Peter Nagy
Rachel Rossin
Stan VanDerBeek Archive
Tiril Hasselknippe
Zach Bruder
Works Available By:
Alexis Rockman
Matthew Metzger
Monsieur Zohore
Sascha Braunig
Tina Girouard
William Wegman


Installation view of Rachel Rossin: SCRY, at Magenta Plains, 2023.
Installation view of Stan VanDerBeek: Transmissions, at Magenta Plains, 2024.
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Past Exhibitions

Monsieur Zohore

Get Well Soon

May 16, 2024 - June 29, 2024
Magenta Plains is pleased to present Monsieur Zohore: Get Well Soon, the artist’s third project and first solo exhibition with the gallery. A series of sculptures and paintings make up the central installation and on the opening night a multifaceted performance MZ.29 (Visitations) (2023-2024) will unfold, beginning with spontaneous singing telegrams offering melodic well wishes to an unsuspecting audience.

Dan Dowd


May 16, 2024 - June 29, 2024
Magenta Plains is pleased to present Resurface, Dan Dowd’s debut solo exhibition at the gallery. Consisting of work from 2012–2024, Resurface exemplifies the consistent thrust of Dowd’s practice. Made entirely of found materials, Dowd’s wall-mounted assemblages combine clothing, rubber, leather, metal, and other kinds of worldly ephemera into unique, carefully considered compositions. This body of work speaks to the histories embedded in these objects, locates them within our consumption-heavy material culture, and places an emphasis on re-use and recreation as alternative paths forward.

Chason Matthams

Agape in the Spectrum

May 16, 2024 - June 29, 2024
Magenta Plains is pleased to present Agape in the Spectrum, Chason Matthams’ second solo exhibition with the gallery comprised of new paintings varying in scale. Agape in the Spectrum continues Matthams visual vocabulary with expanded investigations of natural objects encountering art historical references alongside his idiosyncratic renderings of cameras and corsages. The works included in this exhibition combine Matthams’ intense study of color and form, along with his ongoing interest in the valence of symbols across the boundaries of time and culture.