Unless you’ve lived off the grid for the past three-quarters of a century, you’ve probably heard of the brief novella,1984. Published in 1949 by English author, George Orwell, the dystopian work introduced concepts like Big Brother, Orwellian, and double-think to the English lexicon, now used loosely to comment on a highly surveilled and totalitarian society. After the Trump inauguration, many publications and news sources such as The New Yorker, Time, the Washington Post, CBS, The New York Times, BBC, and others have reported a spike in dystopian fiction, primarily 1984, due to the new administration’s use of concepts and ideas like building a wall around Mexico, reporting fake news, and its double-think politics. For his latest exhibition at Los Angeles' Thinkspace Gallery, painter Scott Listfield chose…

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