Composer + Artist Joseph Reuben’s “Starlets” Exhibition

A debut of warped iconographic imagery and twisted self-portraits

By day, London-born, Brooklyn-based composer Joseph Reuben crafts the orchestration for feature documentaries, short films and global advertising campaigns. By night and in periods of self-exploration, Reuben’s been producing a body of artwork—drawings, paintings and digital image modifications—that he has finally displayed in a debut one-off exhibition, “Starlets.” In a Williamsburg penthouse, Reuben showcased dozens of creations. From two large-scale charcoal, graphite and acrylic works …

Lauren Greenfield’s Photos of Extreme Wealth

From the USA to Russia, Dubai and China, photographer Lauren Greenfield has traveled the world photographing wealth for some 25 years. Greenfield (who made the 2012 documentary “The Queen of Versailles”) is now releasing a book of her portraits documenting wildly rich people, but it’s more than flashing cash—there is an underlying theme questioning morality and consumption. Greenfield herself says, “It’s not about Birkin bags …

Painter Ryan Hewett’s Preview Exhibition at Unit London

A glimpse at the eerie, impressive work from the South African portrait artist

By Joanna Della-Ragione Muted color palettes, thick impasto and distorted features are all common elements of Ryan Hewett’s recent work, marking a new direction for the South African painter. Best known for his iconic portraits of notable figures from Winston Churchill to Warhol’s poster girl Edie Sedgwick, Hewett describes his week-long preview show at Unit London as a “stepping stone—traversing past, present and future.” The …