Tom Adler

Rediscovered Archives and Graphic Works

June 6 – July 28, 2006

Tom Adler
Untitled (Ron Church/ Jim Driver), 2006
24 x 36 inch Letterpress & Pigment Print on Paper
Edition 1/10

Don James
Untitled 10, c. 1936
20 x 24 inch Gelatin Silver Print
Edition 1/25

Don James
Untitled 9, c. 1936
20 x 24 inch Gelatin Silver Print
Edition 1/25

Tom Adler
Print M, 2006 (Don James/ Ron Church)
16 x 20 inch pigment print
Edition 1/10

Tom Adler
Print B, 2006 (Ron Stoner/ Sonny Miller)
16 x 20 inch pigment print
Edition 1/10

Tom Adler
Print N, 2006 (Sonny Miller/ unknown vintage TA)
16 x 20 inch pigment print
Edition 1/10

Tom Adler
Print Q, 2006 (unknown vintage*/ Don James)
16 x 20 inch pigment print
Edition 1/10

Tom Adler
Print K, 2006 (Joe Areno/ Ron Stoner)
16 x 20 inch pigment print
Edition 1/10

Tom Adler
Print I, 2006 (Ron Church/ Ron Church)
16 x 20 inch pigment print
Edition 1/10

Tom Adler
Print H, 2006 (Ron Church/ Ron Church)
16 x 20 inch pigment print
Edition 1/10

Tom Adler
Print F, 2006 (C.R. Stecyk/ unknown)
16 x 20 inch pigment print
Edition 1/10

Tom Adler
Print C, 2006 (Don James/ Ron Stoner)
16 x 20 inch pigment print
Edition 1/10

Tom Adler
Print D, 2006 (Sonny Miller/ Ron Church)
16 x 20 inch pigment print
Edition 1/10

Tom Adler
Print J, 2006 (Don James/ unknown painting TA)
16 x 20 inch pigment print
Edition 1/10

Tom Adler
Print E, 2006 (Ron Church/ unknown)
16 x 20 inch pigment print
Edition 1/10

Tom Adler
Print G, 2006 (Art Brewer/ unknown*)
16 x 20 inch pigment print
Edition 1/10

Tom Adler
Untitled Proof 7, 2006 (unknown vintage TA*/ David Tsay)
16 x 20 inch pigment print
Edition 1/10

Tom Adler
Untitled Proof 22, 2006 (Tom Adler Collection)
16 x 20 inch pigment print
Edition 1/10

Jeff Hornbaker
"Christiana"
16 x 20 inch pigment print
Edition 1/10

Greg MacGillivray (MacGillivray Freeman Films)
"Wayne Lynch"
16 x 20 inch pigment print
Edition 1/10

Don James
Untitled 4, c. 1940
4 x 5 inch Platinum Print
Edition 1/25

Don James
Untitled, c. 1940
4 x 5 inch Platinum Print
Edition 1/25

Don James
Untitled 6, c. 1940
4 x 5 inch Platinum Print
Edition 1/25

Don James
Untitled, c. 1940
4 x 5 inch Platinum Print
Edition 1/25

Don James
Untitled 2, c. 1940
4 x 5 inch Platinum Print
Edition 1/25

Don James
Untitled 7, c. 1940
4 x 5 inch Platinum Print
Edition 1/25

Don James
Untitled 1, c. 1940
4 x 5 inch Platinum Print
Edition 1/25

Don James
Untitled 3, c. 1940
4 x 5 inch Platinum Print
Edition 1/25

Grant Rohloff
Miki Dora (Dora Print C), 1963
20 x 24 inch Pigment Print of 16MM Film Frames
Edition 1/12

Grant Rohloff
Miki Dora (Dora Print D), 1963
20 x 24 inch Pigment Print of 16MM Film Frames
Edition 1/12

Grant Rohloff
Miki Dora (#4), 1963
20 x 24 inch Pigment Print of 16MM Film Frames
Edition 1/12

Grant Rohloff
Miki Dora (#1), 1963
20 x 24 inch Pigment Print of 16MM Film Frames
Edition 1/12

Press Release

Danziger Projects is pleased to present an exhibition of surfing photographs selected from the many publishing projects of Tom Adler. Adler - a noted art director and graphic designer, achieved cult status for his limited edition books exploring the visual history of surfing. Over the last decade, these books have spoken equally and eloquently to surf aficionados, photo historians, and the fashion and visual cognoscenti.

Beginning with the book "Don James: Surfing San Onofre to Point Dune: 1936-1942" published in 1997, Adler provided a compelling and authoritative historical background to the exploding interest in surf culture. Subsequent Adler publications include "Tom Blake. Surfing. 1922 – 1932."; "Surf Life 32 – 02"; "Summer Vacations"; "Dora Lives" and "Surfing Photographs from the Seventies Taken by Jeff Divine".

Also in this exhibition are images from the forthcoming book "Ron Church. California and Hawaii." Photographing in the early and mid 1960s Church recorded the last days of an era when the sport was truly amateur. (He then went on to become a noted underwater photographer and cinematographer for Jacques Cousteau.)

Additionally for this exhibition, Adler has created his own graphic artworks pairing images from various projects he has art directed and archives he has rediscovered. This exhibition combines these new works with individual prints by the photographers Adler has published.

(Photographers represented in the exhibition include: Don James, Tom Blake, Ron Church, Grant Rohloff, Joe Quigg, Sonny Miller, C.R. Stecyk, John Severson, Steve Wilkings, Ron Stoner, Art Brewer, Dewey Nicks, Greg MacGilivray, Jim Driver, Jeff Hornbaker and LeRoy Grannis.)

For more information please contact the gallery at 212 629 6778 or at info@danzigerprojects.com

(For information on T. Adler Books, Santa Barbara, contact artbook.com)