Terry Adkins: Resounding

Polymode designed an exhibition catalogue highlighting the work of prolific American artist Terry Adkins (1953-2014), at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation in 2020. Our design uses unique text and image compositions across the book’s spreads to express his work’s sonic and disciplinary-breaking qualities.

Terry Adkins: Resounding traces the artist’s development over his three-decade career with nearly fifty works across various media, including sound, sculpture, video, and printmaking. Our studio worked closely with the museum to create custom photography that captured the works from multiple angles to bring the spacial experience of the exhibition into the printed publication.

To close the publication, Polymode designed a visual archival index of a range of items that the artist collected, including books, musical instruments, and objects from a diversity of artistic traditions. This collection of personal significance will provide new insight into the breadth of Adkins’s literary, musical, and visual influences.

Lead Partner – Brian Johnson
Supporting Partner – Silas Munro
Designer – Michelle Lamb