Peter Pranschke: Homemade Twinkies and Other Recipes from the Midwestern Region
In this exhibit of sculpture and installation by St. Louis based artist Peter Pranschke materials such as fabric, yarn, plastic bottles and wood are sourced from the inevitable accumulations of contemporary life. These existing forms are used to create new forms that result in a collection of disparate images and symbols which often unfold to reveal crippled, yet oddly discernible, narratives.
Opening reception: Saturday, April 30 at 7 PM – 10 PM
Perhaps the most celebrated snack cake of all time, the Twinkie, has become an instantly recognizable cultural icon synonymous with pleasure, excess and unsophisticated amusement. Hostess Brands, the maker of the commercially processed cream filled sponge cake, suspended its production on November 21, 2012 during bankruptcy proceedings. For several weeks Twinkies disappeared from store shelves in the United States and did not become available again until July 15, 2013.
Peter Pranschke holds a BFA in painting from the University of Missouri – St. Louis. He has exhibited extensively at artist-run and alternative art spaces through out St. Louis, including solo shows at Maps Contemporary Art Space, PSTL and Museum Blue as well as group shows at Boots Contemporary Art Space, Snowflake and Los Caminos. A book of his drawings titled “Watch Out: This Might Hurt!!!” was published by Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts earlier this year.
There will be an opening reception for “Homemade Twinkies and Other Recipes from the Midwestern Region” on Saturday April 30th from 7-10pm, and the exhibition will be on view by appointment through May.