“Young Turks” filmmaker Stephen Seemayer takes over the District Gallery (right around the block from where Al’s Bar once reigned) starting this Thursday (April 25, 2013). Seemayer will show 63 new artworks inspired by Occupy L.A.
During October and November 2011, Seemayer and his “Young Turks” collaborator, Pamela Wilson, spent time nearly every day documenting the occupiers camped out around L.A.’s City Hall. The protestors were not only showing solidarity with Occupy Wall Street in New York, they were also demanding fairness and compassion for working class Americans, 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 of life on the lawn, graphic stencils of raised fists and other revolutionary symbolism, and front pages of the L.A. Times during that tumultuous two months.
“Signs of the Times” opens at the District Gallery on Thursday, April 25, and runs through May 26. The gallery is open Tuesday – Sunday, 1-6 p.m.
ARTIST’S RECEPTION ON FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 7-10 P.M.STEPHEN SEEMAYER SIGNS OF THE TIMES
April 25-May 26, 2013
740 E. 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013