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ILevel Staff Art Show: Artist Jack Stadtlander

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. 
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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.


ILevel’s Gallery Wall for Jill Kargman Featured in Vogue

It’s always exciting to see our work in print, but especially when it’s a project we adore and a publication we hold on a pedestal. Such was the case last week when a gallery wall we worked on with actress Jill Kargman, star of Bravo’s hilarious comedy Odd Mom Out, popped up on Vogue.com.

To the unfamiliar, Odd Mom Out is a parody of momlife in Manhattan, and Jill stars as the foil to the blonde-hair, juice cleansing, soul-cycling set. The character is based on Jill’s own life, and her TV apartment is losley based on her real space on Third Avenue. Jill’s aesthetic is what you’d expect from the wry actress: it’s party eclectic, a bit dark, uniquely sophisticated, and as chic as can be. While Jill certainly had a vision for her space, she also enlisted the help of her longtime friend and interior designer Lauren Geddes Duff.

The wall, in Jill’s living room, was mostly made up of art she’d collected over the years, with personal touches throw in. Among the pieces on the wall: a sketch of the wedding dress Karl Lagerfeld designed for her wedding (Jill’s father is a former president of Chanel), a Damian Hirst skull, and a shadow box filled with a stack of laser-cut 100-dollar bills. The gallery wall is a true showstopper and the focal point of the room, both because of its size and the originality.

To see more of the space, visit Vogue.com. For help creating your own version of Jill’s gorgeous gallery wall, get in touch with ILevel, or stop  by our studio space at 37 E. 7th Street  in Manhattan.



Join ILevel and Farrow & Ball May 19 for a Talk on Wall Color and Wall Art

We’re excited to announce the next event in our lineup of great happenings at our studio space! Next Thursday, May 19, we will be teaming up with the color experts at Farrow & Ball to discuss the relationship between wall color and wall art, and ways to create a pairing that’s both beautiful and complementary.

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Farrow & Ball color consultant Erica Silberman will be on hand to introduce the brand’s latest line of nine colors, and ILevel founder and expert curator David Kassel will discuss the principles of building a unique and personal art and object collection. Following a brief conversation, refreshments and Prosecco will be served, and attendees will have a chance to view the latest ILevel Studio collections and Farrow & Ball paint colors up close.

(For a sneak peek at some of ILevel’s complete, curated studio art collections available for purchase, click here.)

Event details and RSVP information below! We hope to see you there!

Thursday, May 19th
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Presentation 6:30 pm

Kindly RSVP by May 16th