Lotion Issue 5 – Hangdoggy Go Go Winter 2017

Lotion Issue 5 Cover





$21.50

Lotion is a mooreartpress209 magazine, coming out sometimes quarterly, sometimes biannual or whenever an issue is ready. It was launched in Spring 2015.

Using the format afforded by a magazine, Lotion, creates visual essays through the juxtaposition of disparate imagery. The goal of each issue is to set up a layout which flirts with meaning and social critique without ever landing at any specific narrative or argument. Issues of lotion don’t engage answers but suggests problems and glimpses at holes in our social constructs. Each issue will have a loose theme.

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). In the near future Butler hopes to do collaborative issues with other artists.

Lotion Issue 5 – Hangdoggy Go Go Winter 2017 (52 pages)
Issue 5 began with a drawing Butler found when going through journal’s from her 20s – a line of beleaguered droopy stick figures with the word go repeated underneath. These figures along with an image of a dying chrysanthemum form a rhythm which runs though through this issue. Older drawings and notes from Butler’s old journals mix with photos from a county fair, from bereft window displays, and a found image of a face melted by white phosphorous in the Iraq war and other photos. Towards the end of issue 5, there are two images of a couple in a small town park. She knits, he stares at the camera. In the second image a woman in a burka walks past them.

Lotion 5, pages 14-15
Lotion 5, pages 22-23

Lotion Issue 4 – Not Christmas Spring, Summer, Fall 2016

Lotion Issue 4 Cover





$21.50

Lotion is a mooreartpress209 magazine, coming out sometimes quarterly, sometimes biannual or whenever an issue is ready. It was launched in Spring 2015.

Using the format afforded by a magazine, Lotion, creates visual essays through the juxtaposition of disparate imagery. The goal of each issue is to set up a layout which flirts with meaning and social critique without ever landing at any specific narrative or argument. Issues of lotion don’t engage answers but suggests problems and glimpses at holes in our social constructs. Each issue will have a loose theme.

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). In the near future Butler hopes to do collaborative issues with other artists.

Lotion Issue 4 – Not Christmas Spring, Summer, Fall 2016 (52 pages)
“Not Christmas”, issue 4 of lotion, takes the 3 seasons not covered in the winter ’16 issue (#3), spring, summer & fall and moves through them sequentially. Layered overtop of the seasons is the pathos of things being not quite right, not really working out. Scraps of paper with lists and notes, pages pulled from Butler’s old journals and drawings are collaged with seasonally appropriate photos – daffodils on the front cover, a drunk laying in fallen leaf strewn grass on the back cover, and in the middle is a photo of a beach, empty save for rows of trash cans and beach parking signs.

Lotion 4 pages 18-19
Lotion 4 pages 34-35

Lotion Issue 3 – Chickens Winter 2016

Lotion Issue 3 Cover





$21.50

Lotion is a mooreartpress209 magazine, coming out sometimes quarterly, sometimes biannual or whenever an issue is ready. It was launched in Spring 2015.

Using the format afforded by a magazine, Lotion, creates visual essays through the juxtaposition of disparate imagery. The goal of each issue is to set up a layout which flirts with meaning and social critique without ever landing at any specific narrative or argument. Issues of lotion don’t engage answers but suggests problems and glimpses at holes in our social constructs. Each issue will have a loose theme.

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). In the near future Butler hopes to do collaborative issues with other artists.

Issue 3 – Chickens Winter 2016 (52 pages)
In issue 3 Butler juxtaposes images of winter, Santa Claus, Easter bunnies and chickens with images of lottery logos and thoughts about winning. This issue of lotion is a contemplation of capitalism and its morphing of scared holidays into international tools of consumerism. The play of imagery here implies a trap has been made and we are locked into its vacant hold.

Lotion Issue 3 pages 38-39
Lotion Issue 3, pages 46-47

Lotion Issue 2 – Étant Donné Fall 2015

Lotion Issue 2 Cover





$21.50

Lotion is a mooreartpress209 magazine, coming out sometimes quarterly, sometimes biannual or whenever an issue is ready. It was launched in Spring 2015.

Using the format afforded by a magazine, Lotion, creates visual essays through the juxtaposition of disparate imagery. The goal of each issue is to set up a layout which flirts with meaning and social critique without ever landing at any specific narrative or argument. Issues of lotion don’t engage answers but suggests problems and glimpses at holes in our social constructs. Each issue will have a loose theme.

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). In the near future Butler hopes to do collaborative issues with other artists.

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 pp 9-10
Lotion #2 pp 25-26

Lotion Issue 1 – Pageants Spring 2015

Lotion #1 cover





$21.50

Lotion is a mooreartpress209 magazine, coming out sometimes quarterly, sometimes biannual or whenever an issue is ready. It was launched in Spring 2015.

Using the format afforded by a magazine, Lotion, creates visual essays through the juxtaposition of disparate imagery. The goal of each issue is to set up a layout which flirts with meaning and social critique without ever landing at any specific narrative or argument. Issues of lotion don’t engage answers but suggests problems and glimpses at holes in our social constructs. Each issue will have a loose theme.

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). In the near future Butler hopes to do collaborative issues with other artists.

Issue 1 – Pageants Spring 2015 (46 pages)
Uses photographs Butler made on visits to two different Miss America and a Miss New York State pageant. Interwoven with these images are images which give a since of the world and in particular of America glossed with an artificial reality behind which we are all rather lost, conned, and confused.

Lotion #1 pp 29-30
Lotion #1 pp 45-46