Marnie Powers-Torrey ~ Utah

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Marnie Powers-Torrey is the Managing Director of the Book Arts Program and Red Butte Press at the J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah.
By Marnie Powers-Torrey
Salt Lake City, Utah: Marnie Powers-Torrey, 2000. Edition of 15.

4.5 x 4.75"; 12 pages. Double-sided accordion structure. Handset Goudy Open. Photographs printed letterpress and intaglio from polymer plates and zinc cuts. Text printed from handset metal type on Alcantara papers. Bound in boards with title on front board. Signed and numbered by the artist.

Marnie Powers-Torrey: "This two-sided accordion is an homage to the diverse and awe-inspiring rocks found in Utah and to the stories, both historical and geological, that they tell. The warm intaglio prints imbed the intensity of the desert landscape midday, and the letterpress images present the artist's reflection on rocks as the desert cools."

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A Casual Commentary
(Front Seat USA)

By Marnie Powers-Torrey
Salt Lake City, Utah: Marnie Powers-Torrey, 1999. Edition of 15.

7.875 x 11"; 22 pages. Twentieth Century Medium Italic typeface. Handset and printed on an Asbern letterpress at the University of Utah. The photographs are gum bichromate prints, photolithographs, and intaglio prints from photopolymer plates. Concertina structure bound in boards covered in texture black paper.

A cross-country road trip, recounted and pictured with bleary perception.

Marnie Powers-Torrey: "Visual and verbal snap shots taken through the lens of a car window by a twenty-something traveling across country. Individual stops are connected by the long road of the concertina spine."

Text excerpt: "Each day on the road will pass while you watch out the window. Every morning you begin where the night left you, and by evening you have seen enough to fill three states. The days conjoin in your mind, forming a condensed conception of your collective experiences (which you will refer to as your trip across country)."

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