Last week, we announced our upcoming ILevel staff art show, Finding Center, taking place at our studio from February 15 through March 31, 2017. It’s an exhibition curated entirely from the works of our talented team members. So just how good are they? Today, we’re going to spotlight one of our on-staff artists, Jack Stadtlander.
What kind of art do you make?
I create photographs, mainly on my Rolleiflex Twin Lens Reflex camera (like the one Diane Arbus used). I shoot intimate landscapes, from somewhat close range, focusing on the immediate: textures and colors. I was guided early on by my teachers, Elinor Carucci (at the School of Visual Arts) and Joel Meyerowitz, and I maintain a practice of shooting during my travels and daily life. The medium format film allows me to expand these snapshots and create vivid, tonally rich prints that heighten the mundane.
When did you start your career as an artist?
I’ve been shooting since I was about 14 or 15, so for about 16 years. My mother is a photographer and had cameras around the house for me to experiment with.
What are you showing at “Finding Center?”
At the ILevel show, I’ve included select prints I’ve taken in various rural setting across Central New York State, San Francisco, New Jersey, and Ireland (Images seen throughout this post).
To see more of Jack’s work, stop by our studio at 37 E. 7th St., New York, NY.