Topical Cream BENEFIT EVENT
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.
"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."
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.
The Full auction is here: https://www.artsy.net/auction/topical-cream-benefit-auction-2018
Written by Lily Burdis