The Hand in Glove Press ~ Utah
(Maureen O'Hara Ure)

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Maureen O'Hara Ure: "For the past several years, my paintings have featured animals in imaginary landscapes. I adapted these creatures from historical forms first encountered in my travels, in medieval stonework, manuscripts, and other museum artifacts. Populating scenes with assorted beasts has opened up rich possibilities for narrative and for metaphor."
   

Sightseer
By Maureen O'Hara Ure
Salt Lake City, Utah: 2007. Edition of 58.

8 x 9.75"; 19 pages. 10 photopolymer relief prints watercolored by hand. Accordion fold with front leaf unattached and back leaf attached. Illustrated on one side only. Verso of each open spread blank. Printed letterpress by Jennifer Sorensen. Book design by Maureen O'Hara Ure and Jennifer Sorensen. Font: Garamond. Papers: Johannot and MHK Indian Handmade. Printed from photopolymer plates on the Vandercook 15-21 Press at the Book Arts Studio at the J. Willard Marriott Library. Of the edition: Numbers 1 to 30 handcolored by the artist. Bound by Amber Heaton. Laid in cloth covered clamshell box with titles blind stamped on front.

Maureen O'Hara Ure, Colophon: "Last winter, I spent 3 weeks traveling throughout India, drawing in museums and at historical sites, and on long, dusty taxi rides. When I returned to my studio at the University of Utah in January, 2006, I looked back over my travel sketchbooks, and the 2,000 photographs I had taken, as I began painting a series of black and white miniatures on wood panel. After several months’ work, I selected from these images the 8 which make up this volume, this souvenir of my time in India."
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Swoon - from the Italy sketchbooks -
By Maureen O'Hara Ure
2003. Deluxe Edition of 10.

32 x 24 x 2 cm. Regular edition of 35 with deluxe version of 10 copies. Set by hand using Bembo type. Images were etched on copper. Coles' poem was written as an ongoing response to Ure's Italy sketchbooks and to the images as they evolved later in the studio. The University of Utah and the Faculty Creative Research Grant made possible an extended trip to Italy in the winter of 2002 for the artist.

Maureen O'Hara Ure: "What an extraordinary gift, the time to travel alone in the winter in Italy, drawing 10 hours a day those three weeks in Rome and Florence, Siena and Venice. Returning to my studio, I set out using the stronger fragments from my sketchbooks to build a series of black and white paintings on panel. During this phase, Katharine Coles and I met frequently to discuss our works-in-progress, particularly her drafts of the piece which appears here as the title poem. Before turning the pages over to the binder, I watercolored 15 of the books."

$900 Deluxe Edition with colored images in clamshell box
$350 Standard Edition with black & white images in slipcase


   

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