An exhibition featuring the oeuvre of the late Pritzker Prize–winning architect Zaha Hadid is on view at Leila Heller Gallery in New York through January 21, 2017. A selection of architect’s works is on view in the Chelsea gallery, including pieces from her 2015 Liquid Glacial furniture collection. Zaha Hadid—who died unexpectedly on March 31, 2016 at the age of 65— was heavily decorated for her varied and dynamic career in design. She was the first female recipient of the RIBA Gold Medal in 2016 and she became a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2012.
Celebrated for her opulent curvilinear structures, the trailblazing British architect’s displayed works evoke a progression towards folds and organic forms, as well as an exploration of scale, innovation, and materiality. “Leila Heller Gallery presents various bodies of Hadid’s design work, exemplifying her transition after the 1990s from an ‘early semi-tectonic’ into her ‘later semi-liquid’ phase,” according to the a statement from the gallery. The exhibition reveals the distinctive features of her large-scale architectural works and the ways in which the iconic designer employed a new spatial paradigm across all scales.