Marijke Koger Dunham: Psychedelic Renaissance Woman

Marijke Koger-Dunham Career Retrospective
June 29 – July 22, 2012
Sonos Studio
145 N La Brea Ave.
Los Angles, CA 90036

Wednesday – Sunday,  12pm – 6pm

Tucked away behind a minimalist storefront, Sonos Studio is a new concept gallery catering to the sonic and visual arts. The space hosts listening parties, exhibitions and live concerts as part of its programming. The most recent exhibition features a retrospective of the work of Marijke Koger-Dunham, a psychedelic artist who’s work has traversed music, painting, public art and design interchangeably, since the 1960’s.

As the primary member of design collective and band, The Fool, Marijke Koger-Dunham’s imagery translated the 1960s musical sound into designs that now define an era of creative freedom and social change. Marijke Koger-Dunham created album artwork for The Beatles, The Incredible Sting Band, The Move, and The Hollies. She also created fashions and costumes for The Beatles and Cream, painted designs on John Lennon’s piano, and on guitars for Eric Clapton and George Harrison, in addition to designing sets and wardrobe for the 1968 classic film Wonderwall, scored by Harrison. Koger-Dunham’s murals appeared on the facade of The Beatles’ Apple Boutique and her clothing designs and art prints were sold there.

Sonos Studio hosts the first career retrospective of the iconic 1960s psychedelic artist. The exhibition includes rare original lithographs that were last exhibited at The Beatles’ Apple Boutique in 1967. Also included are posters sold at kindred small counterculture boutiques, fashion sketches, posters for Koger-Dunham’s own musical projects, sketches for the iconic Hair  mural (the largest in history at the time), selected archival video footage, and recent oil paintings. The exhibition also includes an accompanying musical tour. Visitors are encouraged to request a Sonos controller to listen out loud to various playlists relevant to different periods of Koger-Dunham’s career.

 

Joslin Van Arsdale