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Up until this week, the art on display at DNO Downtown has been Skylar Fein's wonderful posters. It was a great first year for the store – which Skylar's work complemented perfectly. In the spirit of continuing to share new local art, this week we've had the privilege of installing a small gallery of Max Seckel's rich, gorgeous paintings.

The gallery opening will be today, Saturday, Sept. 16, 6-9pm. Limited edition prints and shirts will be available along with free drinks and a playlist compiled by the artist.

Below, preview the gallery and read more about Max and his work.

Max Seckel
b. August 1986 Meyrin, Switzerland

About the Artist

Max Seckel is an artist and printmaker living and working in New Orleans, Louisiana. Max graduated from the University of Delaware in the Spring of 2009 and moved to Philadelphia the following fall. Volunteered briefly at Second State Press(2010-2011) before shortly thereafter joining and keeping a studio at artist collective Space 1026 (2011-2014). Then moved south to New Orleans in the fall of 2014 where he began volunteering at the New Orleans Community Printshop and Darkroom (2014-Current) and also maintains a personal studio where he paints and also produces small book and print editions via his Risograph machine.


My work aims to explore my own reactions to and perception of the world surrounding me. Informed by memories, dreams, conversations, and just plain looking around and being I assemble a world constructed of absurdities and references. Objects are clustered together and arranged with little respect to context, intending to create a sense of wonder and confusion as the viewer works to make sense of the situation presented.

See more of Max's work on his website and follow him on Instagram

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