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Lotion Issue 2 Cover


Lotion is a mooreartpress209 magazine, coming out (mostly) quarterly. It was launched in Spring 2015.
Lotion uses the format afforded by a magazine to create visual essays through the juxtaposition of disparate imagery. The idea is a flirtation with building meanings and social critique, without ever landing any specific meaning. Lotion won’t engage answers but it will suggest the problems. Each issue will have a loose theme (see below).

All issues to date have been created and edited by Pam Butler using her own drawings, paintings and photographs (with a few found images thrown in for good luck). Later issues will be done in collaboration with other artists (stay tuned).

Issue 2 – Étant Donné Fall 2015 (46 pages)
For the 2nd issue of Lotion, Butler took her work in deconstructing icons of the female figure in the modern art cannon, in this issue using Duchamp’s Étant Donné, around which to weave together a contemplation on the female in art as sexualized object scrutinized by and for the masculine gaze. The perspective is personal and feminist as it delves into various aspects of this very complicated piece. Butler uses not just the figure but other symbolic imagery (gaslight, waterfall, etc.) within this work to explore what she sees as her relationship to this piece and it’s seminal importance in post modern art.

Lotion Issue 2 Back Cover