Understatements and Artistic Statements
Yelp!, the popular ratings site which allows lonely people to review just about anything and gives them kudos for quantity of their hyper critical drivel, has recently discovered ART.
Godess knows how local creative types will benefit from the chitter chatter no doubt instantly generated & uploaded after Thursday nights “elite” style Yelp! event. The opening & auction entitled “Collective: Yelpers™ Reflections on City Life & Community” features a performance from Uni & Her Ukulele and takes place at a small gallery space next to the Hemlock on Polk St.
Yelp’s official claim is that the art show demonstrates
“how the Yelp community is a group of passionate locals that are not only eager to express their opinions on city life in business reviews, but through art as well. The Collective highlights the SF Yelp community, in particular, and its relationship with art and city life. ”
Hey maybe some of that venture Yelp-ital they are flush with will mean lotsa free drinks… for the uh, community spirit and all.
I’m imagining learning something later by reading from the collective wisdom of Yelp! like
“The Sake-tinis were great, but my friend Megan said the mini hors d’oeuvre tacos were cold, and when they ran out, some lady who claimed she was a painter or something would not go get anymore from the back room. I would have bought one of those bizarre paintings or weird black & white photos they’d hung up but they wouldn’t match any of the totally cute home furnishings I just bought at Artesanias on Greenwich, or my new kitschy retro lamp from Past Perfect on Union, both of which I reviewed last month when I was shopping with my friend Megan!! As you know, Megan totally knows how to shop !! Anyway Megan and I ditched the opening when some icky arty guy started talking to us, and we decided to got across the street to Lush because the bartender is the total bomb!”
details on Yelp’s foray into the art world at spacegallery.com/yelp
But if one wants to talk about the world of cold brute artistic merit…
The SF Chronicle’s dramatic understatement of the year so far might have to go to the quote: “Some of those at the party apparently were drinking, authorities said. ” .
What local performance art spectacle warranted such a critique?
This quote was in reference to the 23 year old rookie cop who shot & killed himself with his SFPD issued weapon while attempting to demonstrate his gun handling prowess & impress a female at a party on Saturday night.
The surprise performance was apparently ill-attended with reports that only 15 were present.
A survey of hipsters waiting in line at Ti Couz on 16th said that would a been a huge hit at any camp on the playa at Burning Man, or one suggested at any Chicken John for Mayor fundraiser.