Topical Cream presents “AFTERCARE” at Late Night ICP! Join us for a night of music, performance, conversations, drinks, and more.

The line-up includes a soundscape designed by artist Dese Escobar, Maggie Lee playing a DJ set, a conversation between photographer Michele Abeles and Lyndsy Welgos, and a performance by Thank God for Abortion. 

Libations courtesy Deep Eddy.

About our Partner

Topical Cream is a 501(c)3 nonprofit covering women, femmes, and gender-nonconforming individuals in contemporary art. Since 2013, the New York-based platform has supported a community of artists, writers, designers, and technologists through digital publishing and public programming initiatives.

Michele Abeles is an American visual artist, who lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She graduated from Yale University with an MFA in photography (2007) following a BA in Psychology from Washington University, St Louis (1999). Abeles characteristically uses photography as a tool for the exploration of the body and human form. In her imagery, the artist alternates between treatments of the body as a readymade – the body as object – and the body as a site for discovery and display, knowable only as abstracted, dispersed, projected onto, exposed, or as dressed up – a vessel of style. Maintaining an anonymous approach within her work, Abeles’s practice is largely preoccupied with her ongoing exploration of concepts of finitude and escape, of reinverting military technologies, and of the figure as both code and clock. 

Lyndsy Welgos  is the founder and director of Topical Cream, a New York-based arts organization supporting the work of women and gender non-conforming contemporary artists. Topical Cream will be celebrating it’s 10-year anniversary in 2023. Welgos is also a renowned photographer, her work has been featured in 032C, Vogue, The New York Times, PIN-UP Magazine, Fantastic Man, The New Yorker, The Guardian, L'Officiel Art, and The Huffington Post

Image by Michele Abeles