William Delottie: “in three states of mind”
Curator: Eric Litke
July 27—September 15, 2012
This show, organized by VAC member Eric Litke, presented previously unseen video installations and a mural-sized work on paper by Connecticut artist William DeLottie, who has been exhibiting regionally and nationally for over 30 years. DeLottie’s work, which is typically raw and nonhierarchical, was included in the 2000 Whitney Biennial. DeLottie’s art continues to explore notions of collage imbued with media imagery, as well as a very personal lexicon of forms both abstract and pictographic in nature. DeLottie’s range of materials, including pure pigment, metallic sheets, and vinyl bags, give an unpredictable and enigmatic quality to his works on paper, while his video installations frequently delve into a range of both narrative and abstract subjects.
William DeLottie currently lives in rural, eastern Connecticut. Though he has exhibited frequently for over three decades, moving from monochromatic paintings in the 1970s to more experimental installations in recent years, he has often been fully employed at non-art-related jobs. His installation works, often referred to as “systema”, constantly mutate in response to new sites or inspirations in DeLottie’s own studios in Putnam and Willimantic.
Eric Litke was born in Hartford, CT and holds a B.F.A. from the School of the Visual Arts. A member of Artspace’s Visual Arts Committee, Litke currently resides in New Haven, CT and works at the Yale University Art Gallery.