Amending is a seasonal pop-up shop which features garments and objects, a collaborative project by artists Taylor Pollack and Airyka Rockefeller. The first location took place in March 2016 at The Thing Quarterly in San Francisco:
"Airyka and Taylor bring together a selection of clothing and functional objects in order to highlight the blurry zone between 'retail' and 'art' -spaces, high-art and living-art, and to consider the simultaneous, seemingly contrary philosophies of material-cravings and minimalist-longings."
Amending No. 1 features a selection of ceramic vessels commissioned from local potter Zoe Dering, flower arrangements by Rebekah Northway of The Petaler, as well as an afternoon of tea-tasting by Leaves & Flowers and tarot readings by local friends Sarah Coenen and Gillian Masland.
Opening Reception: March 24th 6-9 pm (with Andy Cabic playing records & cookies care of Tartine Bakery)
Pop-Up Shop Hours:
March 24th Thursday: 6-9 pm
March 25th Friday 11am-6 pm (Leaves & Flowers tea-tasting 2-5pm)
March 26th Saturday 11am-5pm (Tarot card readings 2-5pm)
We consider the garments we wear and the vessels we use daily to be living-arts, and as such, key aspects of our lives as artists. We believe that what we bring into our homes and wear on our bodies should be playful and sane, as functional as it is pleasing.
With this in mind, we’ve collected a group of women’s garments inspired by the lineage of clothing-swaps and by the principle of parting ways with belongings as others materialize. Like a quintessential garment that is mailed between two friends over the 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 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.
From February 1st through March 6th 2016 I was in residency as an Lucas Artist Fellow at Montalvo Center for the Arts, a member-supported non-profit organization dedicated to the arts in Saratoga, CA. Inspired by the era of design in which Villa Montalvo was built, and amidst the sprawling, geometric, Italianate garden and the lurking of nocturnal animals throughout the property, I made a three part body of work: Objects Of Virtu.
Forthcoming photography book featuring portraits made by photographer Andrew McKinley at Tartine Bakery, San Francisco.
Book conceived, designed & edited by Airyka Rockefeller.
Date of publication and release party to be announced in 2016.
From mid-November to mid-December, I'll be showing a series of ongoing self-portraits and new collages at No Shop, a clothing, plants and objects pop-up shop in Highland Park, Los Angeles.
Opening Reception: Nov. 18th 2015 5-7 pm. Join us.
From May 3rd through June 22nd 2014, I'll be showing new photographs and collages from 2012-2014 at Goodnight Projects Gallery in San Francisco. The opening reception takes place on May 3rd from 6pm onward.
Culinary confections, designed and inspired after the collage works, will be served by Leah Rosenberg at 7pm.
DJ and musician Andy Cabic will play records with Matt Roberts for a dance party in the down-low basement, commencing at 9 pm.
Come join us.