Hit This Open Bar and Check Out Lit Lounge’s New Back Room

After Fuse Gallery closed behind Lit Lounge, owner Erik Foss gave us a preview glimpse into the new back room, which will now hold a pool table, games, seating, and rotating installations on the wall (unlike when the space was a gallery, the artwork won’t be for sale and will be covered over by each … Continue reading Hit This Open Bar and Check Out Lit Lounge’s New Back Room

Fuse Gallery Is Dunzo, But Lit’s Back Room Is Ready to Rock & Roll Again

[portfolio_slideshow id=11657] Back in August we broke word that Fuse Gallery, the art space behind Lit Lounge in the East Village, was set to close on September 11. That date has come and gone, and owner Erik Foss has been keeping busy retooling the space for its reopening as a rec room, and also lending … Continue reading Fuse Gallery Is Dunzo, But Lit’s Back Room Is Ready to Rock & Roll Again

It’s the End of Fuse Gallery as We Know It, and Erik Foss Feels Fine

On Wednesday, Fuse Gallery held its last regular opening after 11 years as a hub of downtown cool and creativity. Guests like Lower East Side graphic designer Kenzo Minami and Lobster Joint owner Tommy Chabrowski gathered in the little room behind Lit Lounge to play with Aliya Naumoff’s photos of musicians who, in some cases, … Continue reading It’s the End of Fuse Gallery as We Know It, and Erik Foss Feels Fine

New Gallery in Flower Shop Basement, Black Label Biker’s First Solo Show

Tomorrow night at 365 Grand Street, a new gallery will bloom in the basement of Essex Flowers — one that harks back to the Lower East Side’s “scrappier days,” according to Gallerist. The kickoff, at 5 p.m., features the work of nine local artists in their early 30s who will curate subsequent shows at the … Continue reading New Gallery in Flower Shop Basement, Black Label Biker’s First Solo Show