Mollusk Surf Shop/Art Gallery

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After what seemed like weeks of rain we finally had a gorgeous sunny morning here in San Francisco. We took the opportunity to drive out towards the beach and have a look at the Thomas Campbell show currently up at Mollusk. The show has been up since December 7th and will come down on February 7th so you have about a week left to drive out there and have a look.

The show consisted of paintings, photographs and collages. His work was so fresh and inspired we wanted everything. Most of the pieces are sold but there were a few photographs available as of this morning.

For those of you who aren't familiar with Mollusk it is a great local surf shop/store/gallery space out in the Avenues on Irving Street. The owner of Mollusk, John McCambridge, opened his doors three years ago offering surf boards, clothing and a place to see art in a neighborhood not traditionally associated with art galleries.

The interior of the shop includes two tree houses built by local artist and curator Jay Nelson that are so amazing you will end up wanting one of your own to hide out in.

The store was fully stocked with tables full of great t-shirts and books by local artists such as Chris Johansen, Barry Mcgee, Clare Rojas, and others.

In addition we found big glossy photography books about surfing which we just had to have for the coffee table. Whether you surf or not this happy spot has something for everyone.

Link: Thomas Campbell

Images: First three: Trippe; others: Monique