I had the privilege to work with abstract, minimalist artist (and awesome mother), Yoella Razili on catalogs for her 2014 exhibition. The most important thing I learned when designing catalogs for an artist, is to fade away and let the artwork shine. Razili has a talent for combining various materials and producing surprising pairings. I had a lot of fun pairing the work on a page that allowed for complements and surprises.
When I played percussion in a symphony, there was a saying that the drums should be felt, not heard. In the same way, when designing for an artist, your designs should complement and support, not be noticed. Less is certainly more.