Private Reception for “Ran Hwang: The Snowfall of Spiders” at Leila Heller Gallery

Ran Hwang, Kim Miri ©Patrick McMullan

Leila Heller hosted a reception and private viewing of  “Ran Hwang: The Snowfall of Spiders” on February 25. The show, which is Hwang’s second at the gallery, features works comprised of her signature buttons, beads and pins in stunning shades of champagne, Tiffany blue, cherry red and silver. The highlight is an interactive “virtual garden” featuring an ever-changing motif of cherry blossoms, crystal spider webs, and a snowy white backdrop, which serves as an emblem for the circle of life and the changing of the seasons.

Guests, including Liliana Cavendish, Ambassador Oh Joon, and Rachel Hovnanian, mingled with both the artist and gallerist while enjoying Hwang’s intricate, hauntingly beautiful works.

“Ran Hwang: The Snowfall of Spiders” will be on view at the Leila Heller Gallery until March 21, 2014. More information is available here.

Ran Hwang, Installation (2014) ©Patrick McMullan

Ran Hwang, Installation (2014)
Photo: ©Patrick McMullan

Ran Hwang, Installation (2014) ©Patrick McMullan

Ran Hwang, Installation (2014)
Photo: ©Patrick McMullan

 Ran Hwang, IOde to Second Love (2013) ©Patrick McMullan

Ran Hwang, IOde to Second Love (2013)
Photo: ©Patrick McMullan

Ran Hwang, After Love (2014) ©Patrick McMullan

Ran Hwang, After Love (2014)
Photo: ©Patrick McMullan

Sara Hamidi ©Patrick McMullan

Sara Hamidi
Photo: ©Patrick McMullan

Ran Hwang, Kim Miri ©Patrick McMullan

Ran Hwang and Kim Miri
Photo: ©Patrick McMullan

Paola Bacchini, Arnold Rosenshein, Leila Heller ©Patrick McMullan

Paola Bacchini, Arnold Rosenshein, and Leila Heller
Photo: ©Patrick McMullan

Tom Arnold, Henry Heller ©Patrick McMullan

Tom Arnold and Henry Heller
Photo: ©Patrick McMullan

Lynn Gumpert, Roxana Vosough, Fran Amirsaleh ©Patrick McMullan

Lynn Gumpert, Roxana Vosough, and Fran Amirsaleh
Photo: ©Patrick McMullan

Liliana Cavendish ©Patrick McMullan

Liliana Cavendish
Photo: ©Patrick McMullan

Liliana Cavendish, Leila Heller, Rachel Hovnanian ©Patrick McMullan

Liliana Cavendish, Leila Heller, and Rachel Hovnanian
Photo: ©Patrick McMullan

Lila Castellaneta, Mariam Azarm ©Patrick McMullan

Lila Castellaneta and Mariam Azarm
Photo: ©Patrick McMullan

Kendra Bridelle, Sharon Ray ©Patrick McMullan

Kendra Bridelle and Sharon Ray
Photo: ©Patrick McMullan

Amy Lee, Sung Lee ©Patrick McMullan

Amy Lee and Sung Lee
Photo: ©Patrick McMullan

Ambassador Oh Joon, Nahid Taghinia, Ran Hwang, Kim Miri, Leila Heller, Muna Rihani Al-Nasser ©Patrick McMullan

Ambassador Oh Joon, Nahid Taghinia, Ran Hwang, Kim Miri, Leila Heller, and Muna Rihani Al-Nasser
Photo: ©Patrick McMullan

Ambassador Oh Joon, Jane Oh, Ran Hwang, Kim Miri ©Patrick McMullan

Ambassador Oh Joon, Jane Oh, Ran Hwang, and Kim Miri
Photo: ©Patrick McMullan

Daniel Hamparsumyan, William van Dullemen ©Patrick McMullan

Daniel Hamparsumyan and William van Dullemen
Photo: ©Patrick McMullan

All Photos: LEILA HELLER, MUNA RIHANI AL-NASSER and SANA SABBAGH Host a Private Viewing and Reception for RAN HWANG: THE SNOWFALL OF SPIDERS
Leila Heller Gallery, NYC
©Patrick McMullan
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Photo-JONATHON ZIEGLER/PatrickMcMullan.com


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