SONOS Studio is an incredible new art space on La Brea that functions like a museum because the work is typically not for sale [NFS]. The studio is the experimental sonic playground of the wireless Hi-Fi speaker company SONOS and their mission is awesomely clear — to have a space dedicated to audio’s involvement with art. So, for their second exhibit, they have the work of Marijke Koger-Dunham on display because of her visual influence on the hordes of psychedelic bands that rose to fame during the 1960s. Her original artwork graces the albums and posters of musical acts like The Beatles and Bob Dylan. Although most guitar geeks, like myself, will recognize her as the painter behind Eric Clapton’s Gibson SG dubbed “THE FOOL” that he used extensively in the band Cream before switching to a Fender Strat. As you walk around the work in the space, which is presented chronologically on really cool slanted walls, speakers will be triggered by an iPad to play the music of the era creating a truly immersive experience.
SONOS Studio is open to the public Wednesday-Sunday and I can’t stress how highly I recommend that you go and visit. Every now and again they also host workshops like how to build your own DIY speakers, so we’ll be sure to keep you posted on future activities!!!