Sara Magenheimer

Frame Structures at Magenta Plains

Keren Cytter, ‘Siren,’ 2014, 14’39”, digital HD video, color & sound, Ed. 5 + 2 A.P., still.
Keren Cytter, Linnea Kniaz, Sara Magenheimer, Steel Stillman
1 April – 6 May, 2018
Opening Reception: Sunday, 1 April 6

8pmMagenta Plains is pleased to present Frame Structures, a group exhibition featuring works by Keren Cytter, Linnea Kniaz, Sara Magenheimer and Steel Stillman. The exhibition takes its title from the acclaimed book of visual poetry by Susan Howe, whose deconstructionist attitude toward language and fragmented process shatters narrative while forming manifold meanings anew.

Similar to Howe’s collagist and layered approach, the four artists in this exhibition use structures such as the camera frame, cropping, overlays, montage, repetition, voiceover, subtitling, rephrasing, inversions, assemblage and isolation of image to contain, expound on, exploit, and defamiliarize text and image—creating endless linkages and meditations on the poetry and fragility of the everyday, of existence, and of memory.


Magenta Plains
94 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002