StolenSpace Gallery is proud to welcome back Scott Listfield, for his provoking new solo exhibition ‘Divide: An Astronaut Story’.
Scott has been creating these often tongue in cheek, commentary paintings since shortly before 2001, with his signature astronaut, and sometimes dinosaurs, appearing in each new vision. In this new body of work, Scott explores the current political climate in the UK, and the idea of a fundamental divide, this skewing of reality, the split between regular people and those in power, the rich and everybody else.
“In my last show at StolenSpace Gallery in London, I created a series of paintings where the astronaut in my work explored a lost or parallel London from the 90’s. The show was about London’s past, it’s present, and about my two decade old love affair with British music and culture from that time. And then, shortly after that show wrapped up, Brexit happened. And so, for my second show at StolenSpace Gallery in London, I couldn’t help but think about Brexit. Of course, I’m an American and I’m therefore, at best, extremely ill equipped to make intelligent statements on anything that has been going on in UK politics over the last few years. And so I didn’t want to make a show that was literally about Brexit. That’s not my story to tell.