Humorous Paintings of a Lonely Astronaut Making Contact with Iconic Food Franchises

Scott Listfield made a name for himself painting a lonely astronaut wandering across our corporate-littered landscape where pop culture often takes precedence over politics, and the brand logo is worshiped like a religious icon. His imagery also plays on science fiction tropes with a twist of humor. In his series Franchise, currently on view at Gallery 1988 through July 8, Listfield depicts his familiar space traveler making contact with fast food and restaurant chains in the urban and rural wilds of a dystopian future. If you’ve ever wondered what it might be like to be to discover a lost Starbucks as Dr. David Bowman from Stanley Kubrick’s 2001, see more of Listfield’s imaginative paintings in our gallery.