The Alabama Chanin, Heath Ceramics, and Boiler Room teams have been working together over the past few months in preparation for our show in San Francisco, which opens tomorrow evening. Needless to say, we are very excited. The show, Alabama on Alabama, is the fourth ever exhibition in Heath Ceramics’ new event space, the Boiler Room. Heath Ceramics opened the Boiler Room last year as a place of discovery, inspiration, and exploration—bringing together the unexpected, hard-to-define worlds of art, design, and craft. Those realms are explored through collections, shows, events, and pop-ups. We have to admit that ours fits the bill perfectly and are honored to be included.
Alabama on Alabama is a month-long journey into the soul of the modern South. Natalie’s work spearheads the exhibit, which also includes works by Butch Anthony, known for his ‘intertwangled” paintings and creations using found objects, and materials and works on paper by artist (and longtime Butch Anthony collaborator) Mr. John Henry Toney. Alabama on Alabama also showcases the work of our dear friend and photographer, Rinne Allen.
The works include handcrafted indigo quilts: “Lovelace”, “Blue Plates”, “Interlocked Shades of Blue”, “Aerial View”, and “Concentric Shades of Blue”. These vintage quilts—found objects—were hand dyed in Indigo, embroidered, and appliquéd with organic cotton jersey. Each quilt has been transformed through our reclamation processes into a modern heirloom.
Alabama on Alabama also exhibits the newest Alabama Chanin Collection and Natalie’s one-of-a-kind Indigo designs, some of which are debuting online today. View the Collection on alabamachanin.com and contact the Boiler Room to make your one-of-a-kind purchase. All other collection garments featured online are available for purchase through our website and have a production time of 4 – 6 weeks. We’ve introduced the Rag Boa, Stellar Peasant Top, and Whispering Rose Pleated Skirt—and reintroduced our classic Swing Coat and Daisy designs.
The event continues in the Heath Ceramics showroom with an Alabama Chanin Pop-up Store that features our collaboration with 6397 and Stella Ishii, the A. Chanin machine-made line, home accessories, and Rinne Allen’s light drawings. You’ll find the newest Alabama Chanin + Heath Ceramics pieces here as well.
The show and pop-up will run through August 23rd. We hope to see you there.
Alabama on Alabama @ the Boiler Room
555 Alabama Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Tuesday – Sunday 11:00am – 4:00pm
and by appointment
Alabama Chanin Pop-up Store @ Heath Ceramics Showroom
2900 18th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Monday – Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 10:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday 10:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday 11:00am – 6:00pm
Below you’ll find a listing of the events at the Boiler Room. Learn more at boilerroomsf.com.
Alabama on Alabama Opening Party
Friday, July 24, 2015
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Talk and Workshop with Natalie Chanin
Thursday, July 30
Talk from 5:30pm – 6:30pm; Workshop from 6:45pm – 8:00pm
The Harvest Project: A Talk by Rinne Allen
Sunday, August 16
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Open to the public