Publications

The publications on this page are the major solo print expressions either available or archived for reference. The top row is the most current, available or in progress, the bottom row
represents historical publications of variable availability. This selection does not include numerous group exhibition or project publications from a range of venues.



Project: Oculus, is the first of a series of thematic treatises examining selected projects and research to engage and reveal alternative narratives and ecologies. Developed with Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco and FractalTerror Press.

Project Oculus
was published (belatedly in 2009) by Gallery Paule Anglim, FractalTerror Press and the artist upon the occassion of the installation of Oculus: Emerson/Beebe (Sonomia), 2000, at the di Rosa Preserve in Napa, CA. 125 pages.

Project: Oculus is currently undergoing revsion.

Project: Metafossil, is the second of a series of thematic treatises examining selected projects and research to engage and reveal alternative narratives and ecologies. Developed with Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco and FractalTerror Press.

Project: Metafossil, utilizes the work Metafossil (Pinus: radiatia, ponderosa, balfouriana), 1992, as a lens for examing themes of the ship, organic systems, paleogeographies/migrations land/sea :: sea/ land and related themes.

Project Metafossilis currently undergoing revsion.

Project: Land Kiln, is the third of a series of thematic treatises examining selected projects and research to engage and reveal alternative narratives and ecologies. Developed with Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco and FractalTerror Press.

Project: Land Kiln, examines the series of site-fired kiln/furnace projects from 1979 to 1992 and other works influenced by or extapolations of the kiln pieces.

Project Land Kiln is currently in the design phase.

Synthetic Ecologies, is the fourth of a series of thematic treatises examining selected projects and research to engage and reveal alternative narratives and ecologies. Developed with Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco and FractalTerror Press.

Synthetic Ecologies examines themes of: systemic practice, proto-works, meta-ecologies/narratives, research-driven, para-architectures/ works, symbiotic-structures/works, sea within the sea and related themes.

Synthetic Ecologies is currently in the design phase.

The Sea Within the Land/Laramide, is a special editon documenting a project of the same name. Developed with Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco and FractalTerror Press.

The Sea Within the Land/Laramide is a manual for a project done for the Denver Art Museum in 2011 for the exhibition Overturned: Ceramics Without Limit. The document describes the concepts, research and construction of the project so that it may be re-constructed by the museum as part of their permanent collection. 96 pages.

The Sea Within the Land/Laramideis currently undergoing revsion.

San Francisco Wharf Complex, is a special edition documenting work and research done through a series of grants and fellowship at the Exploratorium, San Francisco, C. ped with Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco and FractalTerror Press.

San Francisco Wharf Complex, considers the geologic and industrial history of the wharf complex in San Francisco as a landscape made of previous landscapes.

Synthetic Ecologies is currently is currently undergoing revsion.

 

 

 

John Roloff: MATRIX / Berkeley 110, was published in honor of the installation of Vanishing Ship (Greenhouse for Lake Lahontan), commissioned for the MATRIX program at the Berkeley Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, curated by Connie Lewallan in 1987.

Tthe publication in singular form is probably not available but is included in several compilations such as: MATRIX Berkeley 1978-1998, published by BAM UCB in 1998.

51 MILLION BTU'S, was published to celebrate the group of kiln/furnace works, Untitled (Earth Orchid), 1988, Oculus: Dead Sea/Oil Field, 1989, and Humboldt Ship, 1989, collectively known as 51 Million BTU's.

This publication is archived in the Smithsonian Institution and numerous University and private libraries. It is available in limited supply from Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA. A special edition of 51 copies will be organized for Shadowshop, a project by the artist, Stephanie Syjuco at SFMOMA opening November 2010.

The Rising Sea: Images and Constructions from South Florida and Other Selected Works, was published to celebrate this retrospective-like exhibition, curated by Jim Peele for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Lake Worth, FL in 1998. Essay by Robert C. Morgan.

This publication is archived in the Smithsonian Institution and numerous University and private libraries. It is available in limited supply from Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA.

Devonian Shale: Aquifer I, was published in 2000 as a limited edition of 4 specially bound books. The publication describes the research, fabrication and concepts related to Devonian Shale: Aquifer I.

The editions are archived in:

San Francisco Art Institute, Special Collections Library

Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

The Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art, Alfred University, Alfred, NY (also the home of the sculpture: Devonian Shale: Aquifer I)

Library of the artist.

John Roloff: Displacements, was published in 2000 by the John Michael Kohler Art Center in honor of an exhibition of the same name, curated by Lisa Tamaris Becker who also contributed the publication's essay.

This publication is archived in the Smithsonian Institution and numerous University and private libraries. It is available in limited supply from Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA and most probably from the JM Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan WI.