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Mollusk Surf Shop is proud to present a solo exhibition by California-based photographer, Jeff Divine.

Opening Reception: 12 April 7 to 10pm (This event is free)
Duration: 12 April – 12 June 
Location: San Francisco California

The exhibit will showcase a series of rarely seen images, selected from a vast archive spanning 45 years of surfing history and is co-curated by the artists, longtime designer/maker partner, Tom Adler. Alongside the photographic works, Divine will present a slideshow-style talk offering detailed insight into some of his most iconic images documenting the rise of professional surfing in the late 1970s to early 80s. Divine will also offer signed copies of his most recent book titles at the opening reception.

About the Artist

As a surfing teenager in the 1960s, Jeff Divine began taking photos documenting the surrounding Southern Californian surf scene and subsequent explosion of surfing culture. This transformation would change a once sacred and soulful pursuit into a sanitized sport and lucrative industry. Such was his talent, in 1971 he was appointed Photo Editor at Surfer Magazine — dubbed the 'Bible of the Sport' — where he began a 17 year long stint, helping to visually define the surfing period through its most respected, specialist publication. During this time he traveled extensively to some of the most exotic destinations as surfers searched ever farther a field for the perfect wave. Divine would later move to breakaway publication, The Surfer’s Journal where he has held the role of Photo Editor for the last 16 years. His work has been published extensively including titles, Masters Of Surf Photography Volume 1: Jeff Divine (The Surfer’s Journal), Surfing Photographs From The Seventies Taken By Jeff Divine and Surfing Photographs From The Eighties Taken By Jeff Divine (Tom Adler Books/Distributed Art Publishers). International solo exhibitions include, The Oceanside Museum Of Art (2007), M+B Art (2006), Crane Kallman Gallery, Ocean Institute (2005).

About Tom Adler

Graphic designer, art director and publisher, Tom Adler works predominantly — though not exclusively — in print, most notably book design. Avoiding the faddish or fashionable, his distinctive, bold use of type (read: large scale, often colored black) conversely sympathetic to the material given, together with an elegant and paired-down aesthetic has produced some of the most subtly alluring books on surfing. An extensive catalogue includes, California Surfing and Climbing in the Fifties (2013), Surfing Photographs from the Eighties Taken by Jeff Divine (2011), Surfing Photographs from the Seventies Taken by Jeff Divine (2006), Dora Lives: The Authorized Story Of Miki Dora (2005) and Don James: Prewar Surfing Photographs (2004) among others.

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Mollusk is proud to present the premiere of Jack Coleman's latest film, Groove Move at The Roxie Theatre, San Francisco. The show starts at 7:30pm admission $7!

Shot Entirely on Super 8 the film, Groove Move celebrates experimental board riders. Filmed on location in Australia, Hawaii, New Zealand, Mexico, California and featuring surfers, Ari Browne, Justin Adams, Rangi Ormond, Derek Hynd, David Rastovich, Alex Knost, Joel Tudor,  Robin Kegel, Ozzie Wright, Rob Machado, Ryan Burch, Ford Archibold, Jared Mell, Julian Abbott, Harry Henderson, Creed McTaggart and Gavin Beschen.

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Hess demo day at Mollusk Venice Saturday 10/26 from 2-6pm. Danny will have a bunch of boards, handplanes and paipos to ride and check out. Visit the Facebook event for more information and to RSVP. 

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Following on from the Mollusk Jamboree in Big Sur, heres a selection of images from a what was a memorable weekend. Photographs by Kanoa Zimmerman and Embry Rucker. Check out a selection of shots in the slideshow, then head over to our Facebook page for more photos.

Mollusk Surf Shop has partnered with specialty musical events creator, Folk Yeah! to stage the MOLLUSK BIG SUR JAMBOREE on September 27 to 28th. Two days of music, camping and ensuing fun, set amongst the redwoods on the banks of Big Sur River at Fernwood Resort.

We have collaborated closely with Folk Yeah! in selecting a myriad of musical acts, many of whom are friends and affiliates of Mollusk and staples of Folk Yeah events. Acts include: 

Vetiver, Beachwood Sparks, McCombs Skiffle Players (a once in a lifetime Cass McCombs super group), Allah-Las, Sonny and the Sunsets, The Autumn Defense, Little Wings, Neal Casal, Chris Cohen, F.D and the Wizards of the West All Stars, Range of Light Wilderness, The Mattson 2, Sandy’s, The Tyde, Tomorrows Tulips, Simone Rubi, Birds of America, Light Fantastic, Matt Baldwin & Nico Georis, Gnagoriaceht, Honeycrisp plus special guests and secret late night jam sessions!

Alongside the music, San Francisco-based artist, Jay Nelson will create a site-specific installation. 

Visit the Jamboree page for lineup and information.  

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Coming to Mollusk, San Francisco, 8pm, Saturday, August 3rd. The book, 'Slow is Fast' will be on sale at this event as well as live music from,
The John Stewards. This is a free event presented by Patagonia. 

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Showing:
April 26th to May 20th 2013

Opening reception: 
April 26th 2013
7:00 to 10:00p
Music by Sandy's

Artwork available online.

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Paintings, prints and photography from two of San Diego's finest.

Opening Reception:
March 22nd 2013
7:00 to 10:00p

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Presented by Avocados and Coconuts

Opening Reception:
February 22nd 2013
7:00 to 10:00p
Music by DJ Andy Cabic (Vetiver)

The Goodwin Project photo exhibit is a series of still glimpses from the documentary film of the same name. The film, currently in post-production, followed the Goodwin family around the globe on a life-altering journey that ultimately spanned 15 countries and 14 months. The images, both intimate and epic, convey the vast range of the family's experiences and encounters as they explored the world with their two young children. One word of warning - these images may induce intense wanderlust. Is your passport current?

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