February 13, 2022
Wells Chandler

Complete playlist below; tracks in yellow were cut for time.

  1. Bow Down, Westside Connection, 1996
  2. Ho, Ludicris, 2000
  3. WAP (feat. Megan Thee Stallion), Cardi B., 2020
  4. All I Want for Christmas, Mariah Carey, 1994
  5. Last Christmas, Wham!, 1984
  6. Please Come Home for Christmas, Charles Brown, 1960
  7. Blue Christmas, Elvis Presley, 1957
  8. Merry Christmas Everyone, Shakin’ Stevens, 1985
  9. The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late), Alvin & The Chipmunks, David Seville, 1958
  10. Christmas in Hollis, Run DMC, 1987
  11. Grandma Got Run over by a Reindeer, Elmo & Patsy, 1979
  12. Run Rudolph Run, Chuck Berry, 1958
  13. Frosty the Snowman, Willie Nelson, 1979
  14. Santa Baby, Eartha Kitt, 1953
  15. Santa Claus and the Amanita Muscaria Mushroom, Terence McKenna, date unknown
  16. Santa Is a Gay Man, Big Freedia, 2016
  17. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, The Ronettes, 1963
  18. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year (SLY remix), Shaka Loves You (sampling James Brown), 2021
  19. Little Saint Nick, The Beach Boys, 1963
  20. Santa Claus, Santa Claus; James Brown, 1968
  21. Linus & Lucy, The Vince Guaraldi Trio, 1964 

Wells Chandler (he/him) is a Bronx based artist who explores ecology, community, gender and queer iconography through the mediums of crochet, embroidery, drawing and cake. He received his MFA from Yale University in 2011 where he was awarded the Ralph Mayer Prize for proficiency in materials and techniques. From 2016-17 he was a recipient of the Sharpe Walentas Studio Program. Chandler is a 2015 Queer Art Mentorship fellow paired with the inimitable Angela Dufresne. Recent solo exhibitions include Soloway (Brooklyn, NY), Andrew Rafacz (Chicago, IL), Diablo Rosso (Panama City, Panama), Galerie Eric Mouchet (Paris, France), MOCA Tucson (Tucson, AZ), Mrs. (Maspeth, NY), and Union Gallery (London, England) . Recent group exhibitions include Leslie Lohman Museum of Art (NY), Museo Tamayo (Mexico City, Mexico), The Pensacola Museum of Art (FL), Choi and Lager (Cologne, Germany), and Marvin Gardens (Queens, NY). His work has been reviewed by Roxane Gay, Art Forum, The New York Times, Hyperallergic, The Huffington Post, TimeOut, Modern Painters, Maake Magazine, Two Coats of Paint and AEQAI.