Amending is a collaboration between Airyka Rockefeller & Taylor Pollack; the second collection took place inside The Petaler in San Francisco in April 2017.
Amending No. 2 transforms a flower studio fragrant from it's history of housing plant materials. Transformed from an active workspace into an ephemeral shop, Amending gathers a curated group of timeless women's garments, Japanese suminagashi marble paper by Ruth Bosco, wearable, woven beadwork by _Feeler_, lasting kitchen-goods by ceramicist Zoe Dering, and LaFortuna's line of bags inspired by the old-school paper grocery versions.
Part boutique, part workshop, part community/conversation-zone, Pollack & Rockefeller explore the space between decorative and high arts while engaging with and highlighting five Bay Area women makers.
Opening Reception: April 21st 4-7 pm
Pop-Up Shop Hours:
April 21st Friday: 4-7 pm
April 22nd Saturday: 12-6 pm
April 23rd Sunday 12-6 pm
We consider the garments we wear and the vessels we use daily to be living-arts, and as such, key aspects of our lives. We believe that what we bring into our homes and wear on our bodies should be playful and sane, as functional as they are pleasing.
With this in mind, we’ve collected a group of women’s garments and domestically oriented objects inspired by the lineage of clothing-swaps and by the principle of parting ways with belongings as others materialize. Like a quintessential garment/notebook/letter exchange that is mailed between two friends over many years, we are drawn to objects with shared history, objects which compel a second/third/tenth life, and which have had, and will have, many owners over time. We believe in improving a well-designed, well-worn piece of clothing/furnishing rather than discarding it. We’ve made alterations to some of our collection: a raw cut here, new seam there, a change of button, or long dip in a dye bath; essentially these alterations are minimal, a mending of sorts.
We ask ourselves why we feel a powerful need to constantly bring things home alongside a parallel longing to let go of our varied possessions. Even as we simultaneously admire the tenants of minimalism, we sway again and again into ‘maximalism.’ Our response to this discrepancy in ourselves is to start a practice of collecting wherein our items are gathered only to pass along. We invite visitors to dismantle our collection and build their own.