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ILevel Staff Art Show in New York City: Photographer Jack Stadtlander

Last week, we announced our upcoming ILevel Staff Art Show taking place at our office beginning June 6th. All of our installers at ILevel are talented artists, and we’re excited to show off their work. Today, we’re talking with veteran ILeveler, Jack Stadtlander.

What kind of art do you make? 

Landscape and still life shots that are made in a spontaneous manner. Unplanned moments.  I am attracted to light and form and I think the three pieces you’ll see at the show fit that description quite well.

When did you start your career as an artist? 

I have been making art since a young age as I grew up in an artistic household that encouraged creativity.

What are you showing at the ILevel staff show?

I will be showing some new photography work from the past few months.  I have three pieces to submit for the show and they are color photographic prints taken on a medium format film camera.

To see more of Jack’s work, stop by our offices at 37 East 7th Street in New York, NY.


ILevel Staff Art Show in New York City: Artist Carlos Rodriguez

The ILevel Staff Art Show opening party is on June 6th in New York, NY. In honor of the exhibition (which is curated entirely from the works of our talented team members) we’re highlighting the work of one of our installer/artists.

Carlos RM
“Silent wing”
Acrylic on canvas 
40 x 30 in.

What sort of art do you create?

I make abstract representational paintings. I mainly use acrylic paint on canvas.

How long have you been doing it?

I started painting with oils at age 9 and at 15 or 16 years of age I decided painting is going to be my career.

What pieces are you showing in the ILevel art show? 

I haven’t decided what painting I will show but it might be the one above.

To see more work by Carlos Rodriguez and the rest of our skilled staff, stop by the ILevel Staff Exhibit at 37 East 7th Street in New York, NY. 


The Professional Art Hanging Process, During and After

Usually we post photos of our finished professional art hanging projects. Today we have rare shots of the process as it’s unfolding. Here’s Jack working with this collection of Damien Hirst spot paintings. First, he lays out this salon style installation on the floor where he can work with the pieces like a jigsaw puzzle to find the most appealing arrangement. He’s paired up some similar pieces by spot size and frame size, and will place many pieces with an equal amount of space between frames to create consistency. Yet there are some pieces that defy these rules, proving that this installation is a work of art requiring a designer’s eye to make it sing.

(DIY pro tip: do try this at home. Laying out your pieces first allows you to play with different arrangements without damaging your walls.)

Next up, Jack carefully installs the pieces he’s prearranged. As you can imagine, this is much more difficult than it looks. There’s tremendous technical skill involved in transferring this design from the floor to the wall. This includes accurate measuring, drilling, and leveling to maintain the integrity of the design, plus handling the pieces properly as they go up on the wall.

Ta da, flash forward to the final gorgeous installation! Of the Spot paintings conception, Hirst explains: “To create that structure, to do those colours, and do nothing. I suddenly got what I wanted. It was just a way of pinning down the joy of colour.” And this arrangement pins down the joy of an art installation job well done.