This Week in Art Openings: Manfred Mohr, "Bare" & Anthony Lister

Mary Logan Barmeyer

Manfred Mohr, "Klangfarben"
This is German-born Manfred Mohr’s U.S. debut of his exhibition, Klangfarben, which is a particularly succinct word for the composition technique that involves playing a musical note and constantly changing the instrument playing that note. What it translates to visually are works of computerized, high-chroma geometric lines on a black background that might look initially like something you could create in PC Paintbrush. But don’t be fooled: These are based on Mohr’s highly precise custom-authored algorithms and the 11-dimensional hypercube (whatever that is), and this guy basically invented this genre of media (so don’t even try).
bitforms gallery, 529 W. 20th St. Opening reception December 11, 6:30–8:30 p.m. Through January 17.

Bravo to the unclothed and little-clothed photographed subjects of Bare. Bare refreshingly shows self-possessed regular people putting themselves out for the world in a completely uncontrived way, showing that beauty isn’t all about perfection and the body isn’t all about sex.
Michael Mazzeo Gallery, 526 W. 26th St., Suite 209, (212) 741-6599. December 11–January 24.

Anthony Lister
After throwing back a few at Lit Lounge, check out the unveiling of Anthony Lister’s current graffiti installation in the bar's Fuse Gallery from midnight to 4 a.m. Lester is a self-taught artist influenced by cereal box art, and was born in Transylvania and raised by gypsies -- enough said.
Fuse Gallery, 93 Second Ave., (212) 777¬-7988. Opening December 12, 12–4 a.m.

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