Donald Butler and Kitty Lambton
18.03 - 02.04.22
Open Weds - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Closing Event and Reading
Friday 1st April, 6:30 - 8pm
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Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi describes skin as “interposed between the world, and ourselves, and acts as a sensitive processor of world experience”. The epidermis then is the plane through which desire and understanding of the world is processed and stored as bodily memory. Ceramides are lipids which help to maintain and protect the skins natural barrier. Sometimes they are described as the mortar which keep the bricks (cells) of our skin barrier held together. Applying them topically helps to restore skin damage and retain moisture, and they are often found in products such as rich moisturisers.
Donald Butler and Kitty Lambton are long term friends and independent practitioners both based in Glasgow. In a spirit of entangled molecular bodily interplay, they have produced two new limited edition prints titled Ceramide (1) and Ceramide (2). These prints are a celebration of interdisciplinary sharing and collaboration, and is the second engagement with cosmetic chemistry by Donald Butler for Lunchtime. Standing in answer to Free Radicals, 2020, an earlier pamphlet which took its name from unstable atoms which cause skin damage, Ceramides calls for healing and ecstatic bodily desires.
Donald Butler is an artist and writer based in Glasgow. Their practice is an infected body, a stain of immorality, the site of contagion; it looks to viral transmission as a relational method and as a system for the display of information. Works are haunted by bodily trauma and call for complex interconnected solidarity. Recent projects include From Here a Home Was Imagined, CCA Annex (2021-2022), a film programme focusing on nostalgia within Queer discourses; Free Radicals (2020), a pamphlet distributed by Lunchtime in support of HIV Scotland’s Generation Zero campaign.
Kitty Lambton is a Scottish designer based in Glasgow. She graduated from Textile Design at Gray’s School of Art in 2018 and has since been creating organic, free-flowing designs for wall art and textiles in Glasgow’s east end. Kitty’s distinctive compositions stem from her very close examination of the ordinary. The things we see routinely are often the ones that go unnoticed. We casually engage with objects in their normal environments without giving them a second glance. Kitty teases out the overlooked beauty in the form, colour and detail of the objects that populate our busy lives and turns them into designs for your home.