April 2 2020

Di Donna launches 'Maria Helena Vieira da Silva' online

While physical gallery spaces remain closed due to current world circumstances, 'Maria Helena Vieira da Silva' continues to tour the globe.


Di Donna Galleries in New York have today (2 April) launched their online viewing room for the Maria Helena Vieira da Silva exhibition, which was set to run at the gallery this month, following its display at Waddington Custot in London, and before that, Jeanne Bucher Jaeger in Paris.


The gallery’s inaugural online viewing room allows visitors to experience the show from the comfort of their own homes, including installation shots, artwork details and further information on the artist.


In a first-of-its-kind collaboration between the three international galleries, the exhibition spans the entire career of Maria Helena Vieira da Silva (b. 1908, Lisbon; d. 1992, Paris), a key member of Paris’s post-war art community, known for paintings that reflect her keen sense of rhythm and pattern. Vieira da Silva’s works are held in important collections throughout the world, including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate, London; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.


The exhibition brings together key paintings and works on paper from throughout Vieira da Silva’s career to explore her unique approach to depicting space through poetic, semi-abstract compositions. The labyrinthine quality of her paintings’ structures plays with space and perspective, inviting the viewer to roam within the multidirectional spaces and penetrate a system that reveals a complex and revolutionary type of representation.