“Signs of the Times”: The Pieces (9 & 10)

October 9, 2011 We're not overthrowing a democracy, we are restoring one!

October 9, 2011
We’re not overthrowing a democracy, we are restoring one!

October 10, 2011 It's not a protest, it's a movement.

October 10, 2011
It’s not a protest, it’s a movement.

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 9, 2011 (detail)

October 9, 2011 (detail)

October 10, 2011 (detail)

October 10, 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
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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
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“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

Downtown in the Spotlight

Cartwheel logoOn Cartwheel,  an art blog based in Los Angeles, Wendy Sherman writes about all the recent exhibits that focus on the history of artists in downtown L.A.

About the “In Your Face” exhibit now showing at the Angel City Brewery, Sherman writes: “This exhibition is for anyone interested in finding out more about the rich history of the artists who made the arts district the thriving, creative environment it is today.”

signs of the times poster for web“In Your Face,” sponsored by the District Gallery, is a collection of works by Carlton Davis, Ed Glendenning, Irving Greines, and “Young Turks” filmmakers Stephen Seemayer and Pamela Wilson. The “three movements,” as Sherman calls them, each document an aspect of Downtown history from the Art Dock to Al’s Bar.

Sherman goes on to discuss Seemayer’s solo exhibit at the District Gallery, “Signs of the Times,” which continues through May 26. It is a group of pieces inspired by Occupy L.A.

Read Sherman’s full article here.

“Signs of the Times”: The Pieces (5 & 6)

October 5, 2011 I think, therefore I occupy.

October 5, 2011
I think, therefore I occupy.

October 6, 2011 The people are too big to fail.

October 6, 2011
The people are too big to fail.

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 5, 2011 (detail)

October 5, 2011 (detail)

October 6,  2011  (detail)

October 6,
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