The transformation of 107 Norfolk is nearly complete. The onetime home of legendary music club “Tonic,” has been undergoing a conversion in the past few months, as Lower East Side gallery Lisa Cooley prepares to take over the space.
This morning, there’s word on the first exhibition at 107 Norfolk, a 4800 square foot building in the shadow of the Blue Building. There will be an opening reception March 16th from 6-9 p.m. The show is titled, “Today,” (after a Frank O’Hara poem) and will feature works from each of the gallery’s 11 artists.
As we indicated in January, the new space is four times as large as Lisa Cooley’s current home at 34 Orchard. The Observer noted that the move “is significant for the Lower East Side, which, aside from a handful of large Chelsea-size galleries… has mainly been known for modestly sized spaces and emerging dealers.”