“Signs of the Times”: The Pieces (11-14)

October 11, 2011 No more hope, we want action!

October 11, 2011
No more hope, we want action!

October 12, 2011 Where's my lobbyist?

October 12, 2011
Where’s my
lobbyist?

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.

October 13, 2011 Consensual handcuffs only.

October 13, 2011
Consensual handcuffs only.

October 14, 2011 I don't believe anything until authorities deny it.

October 14, 2011
I don’t believe anything until authorities
deny it.

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 energetic collages incorporate the slogans and signage that got the occupiers’ messages across, along with photographs and graphic 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
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