Elena Sisto at Lori Bookstein Gallery

A torso becomes a staging ground for a play of shapes - from the triangle of an open jacket to bits of red gloves poking out of pockets - in this cropped portrait by New York artist Elena Sisto. To each side, the yellow background is so bright that it advances around the body, towards the viewer. (At Lori Bookstein in Chelsea through Jan 30th).  Elena Sisto, Carhartt, oil on canvas, 42 x 67 inches, 2013.