“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
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