The series "Staso's
Studio" exposes the sharp proximity between a private life and the unoccupied, blurred panorama outside.
A photograph frames light like a window.
Much like photographs, windows reveal an interior, a subject; as well as an exterior, a landscape of interpretable concepts beyond.
The personal and the impersonal are opposites, but there are access points within each only because we can see to describe them both.
The silhouettes of hazy buildings in "Stasos's
Studio" are a constant distant background for anyone living in an urban center.
Flattened against the dusty windowpanes, New York City becomes another personal object that hangs in Staso's
Studio", Zilenziger's camera is again drawn to what authorizes photographic documentation: the source of light.
Steve Staso is an artist and filmmaker.
The tools of his
trade-the clamp, light and coiled wires-are artifacts of his
work that hang in the window.