Lecture Time: Tuesday, October 23 at 11:30am
Lecture Title: “Caroline Wells Chandler: Queering Folk”
Lecture Location: Palmer Museum of Art, Lipcon Auditorium
Stemming out of a 1970s feminist craft history, Caroline Wells Chandler’s brightly colored hand crocheted figures explore queerness and the art historical canon. As a queer anthropologist, Chandler twists the language of folk by using the materials, processes, and archetypes of conservative culture to create affirmational queer arenas. He received his BFA from Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX) in 2007 and his MFA from Yale University in 2011. He has had recent solo exhibitions at Andrew Rafacz (Chicago, IL), Lord Ludd (Philadelphia, PA), and Roberto Paradise (San Juan, PR) and recent two-person shows at Crush Curatorial (New York, NY) with Jennifer Coates, and Left Field (San Luis Obispo, CA) with Kari Cholnoky. Recent group exhibitions include Nathalie Karg (New York, NY), Dio Horia (Mykonos, Greece), MRS. (Maspeth, NY), Kate Werble Gallery (New York, NY), 11R (New York, NY), The Hole (New York, NY), and Brand New Gallery (Milan, Italy). Chandler is the proud papa bear of his drawing students at Pratt and Norwalk Community College.