‘Slow Dreamz’ - Local Painter Max Seckel At Antieau Gallery
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE---- Antieau Gallery presents the work of local artist Max Seckel in an exhibition of paintings entitled “Slow Dreamz.” Displayed at Antieau Gallery’s French Quarter location (927 Royal Street), the show will open on Dirty Linen Night, Saturday, August 11th and run until September 16th.
Renowned artist and gallery owner Chris Roberts-Antieau has made a point throughout her career to support artists she admires. She has risen to the status of internationally respected craftswoman over decades of continuous self-driven work. This Dirty Linen Night, Antieau will give painter & printmaker Max Seckel the opportunity to express himself creatively in her gallery space.
Since moving to New Orleans in 2014, Max Seckel has been a member of a local artist-run printmaking space: the New Orleans Community Printshop & Darkroom. He has also maintained a personal studio space in the St. Claude neighborhood where he paints and also creates small books and print editions via his Risograph machines.
Seckel’s paintings have appeared in a myriad of places across New Orleans, and he is fast becoming one of the city’s most recognizable painters. His works are vibrant and energetic, with a color palette distinct to life in a tropical city. From the pinks of the New Orleans evening sky to the bright orange of city construction sites, Seckel’s work evokes the feeling of living in and loving this city. With his imagery, he captures dichotomy of chaos and calmness that is so familiar to New Orleanians, and within his paintings it creates a visual tension that keeps the viewer looking and looking.
The opening will be held on Dirty Linen Night, August 11th at Antieau Gallery from 6-10pm. Antieau Gallery is located at 927 Royal Street in New Orleans.