“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
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