Happy New Year, art lovers! Here are just a few fresh new art openings to help you ring in the fresh new year. All events are free to attend unless specified. For more art shows, visit rochestercitynewspaper.com and search our calendar, and check firstfridayrochester.org for more First Friday openings.
Black Radish Studio (274 N. Goodman St., Ste. 501) will host a reception for "Being Close to Far Away," new work by Misha Tulek on Friday, January 4, 6-10 p.m. Tulek is a multimedia artist whose work focuses on a range of social issues. In this body of work, Tulek wrestles to reconcile photographing a former Gulag in site Russia that holds no trace of its former atrocities. The show will continue through January 31. For more info, call 413-1278 or visit blackradishstudio.com.
On Saturday, January 5, Grass Roots Gallery (Hungerford Bulding, 1115 E. Main St., Ste. 157) will open "The Boy From Saturn," at which Sean Madden will show new oils and ink drawings. Madden has illustrated sci-fi and horror magazines, underground comics, urban clothing, and children's books, and his work tends toward the dark and twisted side of things. Preview the artist at clownvomit.org. Jazz fusion trio NOD will perform at the opening. The show remains on view for two weeks. For more information, call the gallery at 802-5741.
Image City Photography Gallery's current show, "The Magic of Light 2013," runs Wednesday, January 2, through Sunday, January 20. The show features 83 photographers selected by Image City jurors Betsy Phillips and Dan Neuberger, and showcases the work of professional and serious amateur photographers. An opening reception will take place First Friday, January 4, 5-8:30 p.m., at the gallery (722 University Ave.), and another reception will take place Saturday, January 5, 2-5 p.m. For more information, call 271-2540, or visit imagecityphotographygallery.com.