February 17, 2017–May 28, 2017
Mary & George W. Cheney, Jr. Gallery
A view of William DeLottie’s The Daydreaming See as it exists in his studio
The Museum’s forthcoming New Media exhibition presents a multi-media installation by Connecticut-based artist William DeLottie, entitled Day Dreaming See #3. The work comprises an immersive environment, in which a sequence of images is projected onto walls collaged with aluminum foil, doodles, paintings, and sculpture, resulting in an ever-shifting, abstract composition. As DeLottie describes, “when working on a piece, I am only interested in something unfamiliar or when something actually finds me.” The artist’s Day Dreaming See series, begun in 2012, evokes the illusory and associative nature of dreams and memory, and invites viewers to construct their own unique meanings inspired by the images and sensations experienced therein.
DeLottie was featured in the 2000 Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, and has shown extensively at institutions including the Icar Foundation, Paris; the Jewish Museum, Kansas City; Derek Eller Gallery, New York; Artspace, New Haven; Real Art Ways, Hartford; and the New Britain Museum of American Art. He is the recipient of grants and awards from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA.