‘Signs of the Times’ Exhibit Extended Through June 9

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Stephen Seemayer’s exciting exhibition of 62 new works inspired by Occupy L.A. — now showing at the District Gallery in downtown Los Angeles — has been extended through Sunday, June 9, 2013.

In addition to the collages, made up of reconstructed L.A. Times front pages, newspaper and magazine clippings, photographs and spray paint, the exhibit features a 5-minute movie about the occupation of City Hall in the fall of 2011. The film includes photographs and video that he and his wife, filmmaker Pamela Wilson, took over the two months of the protest, and from the last night, when the peaceful demonstrators were forcefully evicted by the LAPD.

STEPHEN SEEMAYER
SIGNS OF THE TIMES
April 25 – June 9
District Gallery
740 E. 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213)814-7164
Map

“Signs of the Times”: The Pieces (59-62)

November 28, 2011 We are the change you want.

November 28, 2011
We are the change you want.

November 29, 2011 Screw us and we multiply.

November 29, 2011
Screw us and we multiply.

Each piece in Stephen Seemayer’s new show of artworks at District Gallery in Downtown L.A. is built on a reconstructed front page of the Los Angeles Times from each day of  Occupy L.A.

During October and November 2011, Seemayer and his wife, filmmaker Pamela Wilson, spent time nearly every day talking with and documenting the occupiers who were camped out in tents and makeshift shelters around L.A.’s City Hall.

November 30, 2011 Hungry? Eat a banker.

November 30, 2011
Hungry?
Eat a banker.

December 1, 2011 Take the power back!

December 1, 2011
Take the
power back!

The protestors were showing solidarity with Occupy Wall Street in New York, and pressing for fairness and compassion for working class Americans. They urged a shift in values and a closing of the rift between the wealthiest in our society and the “99%.”

Seemayer’s collages incorporate the slogans and signage that got the occupiers’ messages across, along with photographs and stencils of revolutionary symbolism.

Signs of the Times continues through May 26.

STEPHEN SEEMAYER
SIGNS OF THE TIMES
April 25 – May 26
District Gallery
740 E. 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213)814-7164
Map

“Signs of the Times”: The Pieces (55-58)

November 24, 2011 Human need, not Wall Street greed.

November 24, 2011
Human need, not Wall Street greed.

November 25, 2011 The love of people is the flower of all good.

November 25, 2011
The love of people is the flower of all good.

Each piece in Stephen Seemayer’s new show of artworks at District Gallery in Downtown L.A. is built on a reconstructed front page of the Los Angeles Times from each day of  Occupy L.A.

During October and November 2011, Seemayer and his wife, filmmaker Pamela Wilson, spent time nearly every day talking with and documenting the occupiers who were camped out in tents and makeshift shelters around L.A.’s City Hall.

November 26, 2011 Spank the banks, pepper spray the Fed.

November 26, 2011
Spank the banks, pepper spray the Fed.

November 27, 2011 Please don't beat me!

November 27, 2011
Please don’t
beat me!

The protestors were showing solidarity with Occupy Wall Street in New York, and pressing for fairness and compassion for working class Americans. They urged a shift in values and a closing of the rift between the wealthiest in our society and the “99%.”

Seemayer’s collages incorporate the slogans and signage that got the occupiers’ messages across, along with photographs and stencils of revolutionary symbolism.

Signs of the Times continues through May 26.

STEPHEN SEEMAYER
SIGNS OF THE TIMES
April 25 – May 26
District Gallery
740 E. 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213)814-7164
Map

“Signs of the Times”: The Pieces (51-54)

November 20, 2011 Plutocracy, corporate welfare is killing America.

November 20, 2011
Plutocracy, corporate welfare is killing America.

November 21, 2011 No warfare but class warfare.

November 21, 2011
No warfare
but class
warfare.

Each piece in Stephen Seemayer’s new show of artworks at District Gallery in Downtown L.A. is built on a reconstructed front page of the Los Angeles Times from each day of  Occupy L.A.

During October and November 2011, Seemayer and his wife, filmmaker Pamela Wilson, spent time nearly every day talking with and documenting the occupiers who were camped out in tents and makeshift shelters around L.A.’s City Hall.

November 22, 2011 I'm here now! It's on! Occupy the world!

November 22, 2011
I’m here now! It’s on! Occupy the world!

November 23, 2011 The 99% will no longer remain silent.

November 23, 2011
The 99% will no longer remain silent.

The protestors were showing solidarity with Occupy Wall Street in New York, and pressing for fairness and compassion for working class Americans. They urged a shift in values and a closing of the rift between the wealthiest in our society and the “99%.”

Seemayer’s collages incorporate the slogans and signage that got the occupiers’ messages across, along with photographs and stencils of revolutionary symbolism.

Signs of the Times continues through May 26.

STEPHEN SEEMAYER
SIGNS OF THE TIMES
April 25 – May 26
District Gallery
740 E. 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213)814-7164
Map

“Signs of the Times”: The Pieces (47-50)

November 16, 2011 Banks, too big to fail, too big to jail.

November 16, 2011
Banks, too big to fail, too big to jail.

November 17, 2011 If the corporation is king, then burn his palace down.

November 17, 2011
If the corporation is king, then burn his palace down.

Each piece in Stephen Seemayer’s new show of artworks at District Gallery in Downtown L.A. is built on a reconstructed front page of the Los Angeles Times from each day of  Occupy L.A.

During October and November 2011, Seemayer and his wife, filmmaker Pamela Wilson, spent time nearly every day talking with and documenting the occupiers who were camped out in tents and makeshift shelters around L.A.’s City Hall.

November 18, 2011 Some wars are waged with money, others with guns.

November 18, 2011
Some wars are waged with money, others with guns.

November 19, 2011 America no longer riding riding on the merry-go-round.

November 19, 2011
America no longer riding riding on the merry-go-round.

The protestors were showing solidarity with Occupy Wall Street in New York, and pressing for fairness and compassion for working class Americans. They urged a shift in values and a closing of the rift between the wealthiest in our society and the “99%.”

Seemayer’s collages incorporate the slogans and signage that got the occupiers’ messages across, along with photographs and stencils of revolutionary symbolism.

Signs of the Times continues through May 26.

STEPHEN SEEMAYER
SIGNS OF THE TIMES
April 25 – May 26
District Gallery
740 E. 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213)814-7164
Map

“Signs of the Times”: The Pieces (43-46)

November 12, 2011 Power to the people, power to the occupiers.

November 12, 2011
Power to the people, power to the occupiers.

November 13, 2011 Why are there more homeless veterans than wealthy Americans?

November 13, 2011
Why are there more homeless veterans than wealthy Americans?

Each piece in Stephen Seemayer’s new show of artworks at District Gallery in Downtown L.A. is built on a reconstructed front page of the Los Angeles Times from each day of  Occupy L.A.

During October and November 2011, Seemayer and his wife, filmmaker Pamela Wilson, spent time nearly every day talking with and documenting the occupiers who were camped out in tents and makeshift shelters around L.A.’s City Hall.

November 14, 2011 I vote, I work, I pay taxes, I'm fucked, I'm pissed, I'm here.

November 14, 2011
I vote, I work, I pay taxes, I’m fucked, I’m pissed, I’m here.

November 15, 2011 Too many jails, too little justice.

November 15, 2011
Too many jails, too little justice.

The protestors were showing solidarity with Occupy Wall Street in New York, and pressing for fairness and compassion for working class Americans. They urged a shift in values and a closing of the rift between the wealthiest in our society and the “99%.”

Seemayer’s collages incorporate the slogans and signage that got the occupiers’ messages across, along with photographs and stencils of revolutionary symbolism.

Signs of the Times continues through May 26.

STEPHEN SEEMAYER
SIGNS OF THE TIMES
April 25 – May 26
District Gallery
740 E. 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213)814-7164
Map