Shine on

Sometimes, works of art are cool as independent objects and as a basis for creating a new way of seeing. I was drawn to a few pieces at Armory that had bright, reflective surfaces, all the better for seeing the room in refraction.

At left is Dall'anno Uno by Michelangelo Pistoletto; the woman with the book on her head is screened onto stainless steel (for another view of the work, see here), but in this shot, there's the blue canvas, a few gallerists, you can make out a bit of my face, and you can also see a man's hands as he snaps a picture of the piece (as well as the reflection of his hands and his camera phone). Perhaps less interesting, at right, I took a close view of a shiny chrome cube, with the lights and the beams of the pier visible overhead.