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.