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This publication was produced in association with an exhibition by artist Patrick Pound at the Adam Art Gallery, New Zealand in 2016. We’ve produced a number of publications for Pat over the years and it’s always a pleasure translating the rich visual material he supplies us with into publication format.
Pat has had a long-term engagement with the work of Walker Evans, a pioneer of modern photography. The text and the work in the publication explain Pat’s process and explore intersections between his work and the work of Evans.
Working with found images and readymade printed material Pat organised his material in sequences across the gallery walls. We also wanted the publication to reflect the way he organises images into categories and how this often creates unexpected juxtapositions.
We separated the text and discussion of the Walker Evans work from Pat’s exhibition work using a change in format. The smaller format and cover typography reference a publication by Walker Evans first published in 1938 for his influential MOMA exhibition titled American Photographs. Intersecting with this in the centre spread is a larger format section with full bleed images from Pound’s exhibition material.