“Signs of the Times”: The Pieces (27-30)

October 27, 2011 Corporations are not people.

October 27, 2011
Corporations are not people.

October 28, 2011 Eat the rich? They don't taste as good as you think!

October 28, 2011
Eat the rich? They don’t taste as good as you think!

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 29, 2011 Welcome to the new world disorder.

October 29, 2011
Welcome to
the new world
disorder.

October 30, 2011 Wise up and rise up!

October 30, 2011
Wise up
and
rise up!

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
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