When news breaks, chances are you're not waiting for a Morse code dispatch or the delivery of your morning paper for the most thorough updates. No, you turn to the always-updating Internet. So what happens when your most refreshed site is down? Immediate mental pandemonium, yes -- but what about later? Artist Jesse Hlebo
challenges this terrifying thought with his latest exhibition Punitive Embers
. Hlebo's work focuses on three individuals from across the world who update their Facebook statuses at the same time using the same model phone -- and on Starbucks' WiFi -- because Wikipedia is blacked out. Punitive Embers
opens with a free reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, May 23, at the Luminary (2701 Cherokee Street; 314-807-5984 or www.theluminaryarts.com
). The show remains up through Friday, June 20, and the gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday.
Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 12-6 p.m.; Thursdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Starts: May 24. Continues through June 20, 2014