Topical Cream BENEFIT EVENT

by Flaunt Magazine

Ebecho Muslimova  Shy Fatebe, 2018 Sumi Ink on Paper 15 × 9 in; 38.1 × 22.9 cm

Ebecho Muslimova
Shy Fatebe, 2018
Sumi Ink on Paper
15 × 9 in; 38.1 × 22.9 cm

Tropical Cream, founded in 2013 by the wonderful New York-based artist Lyndsy Welgos, is a feminist nonprofit dedicated to women, femme, and gender nonconforming individuals in contemporary art, associated with emerging and established artists and New York downtown influencers.

Lyndsy started the what I like to call movement as an online platform hoping to create a niche space that she felt didn’t exist yet in the industry.

Catherine Opie  Los Angeles Women’s March, 2017 Pigment print on Canson Platine paper 15 × 22 in; 38.1 × 55.9 cm

Catherine Opie
Los Angeles Women’s March, 2017
Pigment print on Canson Platine paper
15 × 22 in; 38.1 × 55.9 cm

"Historically straight white cis male artists have been overrepresented in the media and in the market. Both are changing, but arguably the former is outpacing the latter. At least anecdotally, we’ve witnessed artists, the content of whose work is unapologetically about gender, race, and/or queerness, written about in major publications and supported by major institutions, their work’s cultural relevance validated time and time again, but then the same artists sometimes find less commercial demand for their work than their peers. It’s important that when we think about supporting artists, we think not only of visibility but also of holistically supporting their careers (while they are still alive!), which includes buying their work."

Cecilia Salama  Pleaser (3), 2018 Color Dye-sublimated aluminum print, sterling hoop earrings, rhinestone earrings, Swarovski butterfly beads 21 × 16 × 1 in; 53.3 × 40.6 × 2.5 cm

Cecilia Salama
Pleaser (3), 2018
Color Dye-sublimated aluminum print, sterling hoop earrings, rhinestone earrings, Swarovski butterfly beads
21 × 16 × 1 in; 53.3 × 40.6 × 2.5 cm

Wednesday, September 19, Tropical Cream will be hosting a Benefit party at the Top of the Strand.  Not only celebrating their artists such as DJs: Venus X, DeSe, Eartheater, and Whitney Clafin , Live Performers : Xhosa, and Joe Heffernan but also as well with a fundraiser art auction on Artsy, artists include Amy Yao, Aria Dean, Bjarne Melgaard, Catherine Opie, Christopher Udemezue, Dena Yago, Ebecho Muslimova,  Elizabeth Neel, Kembra Pfahler, Maia Ruth Lee, Susan Cianciolo, and many more.

Lyndsy Welgos  Telfar in Studio, 2010, 2010 C-Print 11 × 14 in; 27.9 × 35.6 cm

Lyndsy Welgos
Telfar in Studio, 2010, 2010
C-Print
11 × 14 in; 27.9 × 35.6 cm

Kembra Pfahler   E.T. Poster to Advertise a Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black Show at CBGB’s, 1996-printed 2018 Giclee print 24 × 18 in; 61 × 45.7 cm Edition of 5

Kembra Pfahler

E.T. Poster to Advertise a Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black Show at CBGB’s, 1996-printed 2018
Giclee print
24 × 18 in; 61 × 45.7 cm
Edition of 5

Vanessa Gully Santiago   Play, 2015 Acrylic paint on canvas 48 × 40 × 55 in; 121.9 × 101.6 × 139.7 cm

Vanessa Gully Santiago
Play, 2015
Acrylic paint on canvas
48 × 40 × 55 in; 121.9 × 101.6 × 139.7 cm


Written by Lily Burdis