“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 (39-42)

November 8, 2011 Those who criticize our generation forget who raised it.

November 8, 2011
Those who criticize our generation forget who raised it.

November 9, 2011
Our free
market
ain’t free.

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 10, 2011 Stop thinking like Americans, start thinking about humanity.

November 10, 2011
Stop thinking like Americans, start thinking about humanity.

November 11, 2011 Death, there will be a lot of it going around.

November 11, 2011
Death,
there will be
a lot of it
going around.

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

L.A. Weekly Focuses on Arts District

"Atomic Café" photocollage by Stephen Seemayer and Pamela Wilson

“Atomic Café” photocollage by Stephen Seemayer and Pamela Wilson

Catherine Wagley, writing for the L.A. Weekly, interviewed Stephen Seemayer about his work on view now in the “In Your Face: How Artists Transformed L.A.’s Urban Landscape” exhibit at Angel City Brewery.

In eight photocollages made in collaboration with Seemayer’s wife and filmmaking partner, Pamela Wilson, Seemayer used stills from his documentary “Young Turks” to show the transient nature of downtown, “providing vintage views,” writes Wagley, “of haunts like the original Hard Rock Café, a dive bar Peter Morton had to buy out before starting his now-famous chain. ‘It was the kind of bar you could lose your life in,’ Seemayer remembers.”

You can read the full article here.

“In Your Face: How Artists Transformed L.A.’s Urban Landscape” continues through June 9.

IN YOUR FACE
April 11-June 9, 2013
Angel City Brewery
216 S. Alameda Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Map

“Signs of the Times”: The Pieces (7 & 8)

October 7, 2011 Layoff capitalism, not workers.

October 7, 2011
Layoff capitalism, not workers.

October 8, 2011 1 planet, 1 people. I'm serious!

October 8, 2011
1 planet, 1 people. I’m serious!

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 7, 2011 (detail)

October 7, 2011 (detail)

October 8, 2011 (detail)

October 8, 2011 (detail)

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
Map

“Signs of the Times”: The Pieces (3 & 4)

October 4, 2011 It's my fault for not being born a corporation?

October 3, 2011
It’s my fault for not being born a corporation?

October 4, 2011 There's hypocrisy in our democracy.

October 4, 2011
There’s hypocrisy in our democracy.

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 3, 2011 (detail)

October 3, 2011 (detail)

October 4, 2011 (detail)

October 4, 2011 (detail)

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
Map

“Signs of the Times”: The Pieces (1 & 2)

October 1, 2011 I'd rather have dangerous freedom than peaceful slavery.

October 1, 2011
I’d rather have dangerous freedom than peaceful slavery.

October 2, 2011 Occupy common sense!

October 2, 2011
Occupy common sense!

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 1, 2011 (detail)

October 1, 2011 (detail)

October 2, 2012 (detail)

October 2, 2012 (detail)

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.

District Gallery
740 E. 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213)814-7164
Map

“Signs of the Times” Opens

“Signs of the Times,” a new exhibit of collages inspired by Occupy L.A., opened with a reception for artist Stephen Seemayer at the District Gallery on Friday, April 26, 2013.

Accompanying the works — which include images and slogans of the Occupy movement, along with the pages of the L.A. Times from the days of the occupation (October-November 2011) — is a video by Seemayer and his “Young Turks” collaborator, Pamela Wilson, documenting their experiences visiting the protestors nearly every day.

Signs of the Times continues through May 26.

District Gallery
740 E. 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213)814-7164
Map