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Matt Niebuhr is an artist and architectural designer living and working in Des Moines, Iowa.

.../miscellaneous - is a personal journal, self educational in nature, containing notes and images that inspire me, or that I wish to learn more about - as such, it includes works by other people as noted with full acknowledgment and credit to authors and sources where possible.

I also share content of my own making that I think is worth sharing with a larger audience. If there is any work by others who object to having their work posted here, I will remove the content if so requested.

Visit Matt Niebuhr - Works a site featuring my work exclusively. I established a studio practice pursuing personal work in the summer of 2012 named "West Branch Studio". In 2013 I became a contributing artist and designer with RDG Dahlquist Art Studio and RDG Planning and Design, a multidisciplinary design firm.

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Lithographic limestone from Jones Quarry in Floyd County, Iowa. Photographs courtesy of Croell Redi-Mix.

LUCY SKAER

MONDAY 8.4.13, TUESDAY 9.4.13, WEDNESDAY 10.4.13, THURSDAY 11.4.13, FRIDAY 12.4.13, SATURDAY 13.4.13, SUNDAY 14.4.13, MONDAY 15.4.13, TUESDAY 16.4.13, WEDNESDAY 17.4.13, THURSDAY 18.4.13, FRIDAY 19.4.13, SATURDAY 20.4.13, SUNDAY 21.4.13, MONDAY 22.4.13

Lithographic limestone from Jones Quarry in Floyd County, Iowa. Photographs courtesy of Croell Redi-Mix.

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Jessica Curtaz
Hydrangea 22,
2013
Graphite on gessoed paper
16-1/2 x 14 inches
Showing:  Charles A. Hartman Fine Art

Jessica Curtaz

Hydrangea 22,

2013

Graphite on gessoed paper

16-1/2 x 14 inches


Showing:  Charles A. Hartman Fine Art

Fred Sandback
Untitled (Corner Construction), 1970www.lumberroom.com

Fred Sandback

Untitled (Corner Construction), 1970
www.lumberroom.com

thennowhere:

DETAILS HERE!

Sunday - 8:30 PMISH…  out back of the Beam and Anchor…

thennowhere:

DETAILS HERE!

Sunday - 8:30 PMISH…  out back of the Beam and Anchor…


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Linda HutchinsRight Hand Switch 2011  India ink on watercolor paper  11”h x 17”w
MAY 31 - JULY 2, 2011Back to Basics (Solo exhibition)Pulliam Gallery, Portland, Oregon 
Just saw this drawing and the others of the series up on the wall and it was really great to see them all together - highly recommend visiting / viewing if in Portland!  Otherwise be sure to check out the artist’s website…  Nice to see native Portland work!  The line work - amazing in itself, smooth, flowing, very fine, not at all tentative. The lines are very deliberate in that sense, but what is striking too is the overall fields of pattern that develop - very interesting as a series…

Linda Hutchins
Right Hand Switch 
2011  
India ink on watercolor paper  
11”h x 17”w

MAY 31 - JULY 2, 2011
Back to Basics (Solo exhibition)
Pulliam Gallery, Portland, Oregon 

Just saw this drawing and the others of the series up on the wall and it was really great to see them all together - highly recommend visiting / viewing if in Portland!  Otherwise be sure to check out the artist’s website…  Nice to see native Portland work!  The line work - amazing in itself, smooth, flowing, very fine, not at all tentative. The lines are very deliberate in that sense, but what is striking too is the overall fields of pattern that develop - very interesting as a series…

melanieflood:

And introducing breaking the rules. Introducing personality. Introducing prisons, inflatable mattresses, and Don’t Mess with Texas. Introducing a way of discovering how you want to belong and how you can. Introducing a $175 million debt, Learning how to Dougie, Tina Turner and introducing found objects. Introducing cactus blasting, plastic Easter eggs and an exposure that’s one to two cigarettes long. Introducing Erica Allen, Jason Polan, Breanne Trammell, Devon Dikeou, Stephen Watt, Noah Kalina, and Micheal Shelton (the Longboard Kid).

Opening Reception: March 11 6-9PM WORKSOUND 820 SE Alder PDX


WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT?  Devon Dikeou From And Introducing… 1991: Ongoing Series Replica of Lobby Directory Board  Announcing Gallery Listing of Artists, Curators, Exhibition Titles, & Dates

melanieflood:

And introducing breaking the rules. Introducing personality. Introducing prisons, inflatable mattresses, and Don’t Mess with Texas. Introducing a way of discovering how you want to belong and how you can. Introducing a $175 million debt, Learning how to Dougie, Tina Turner and introducing found objects. Introducing cactus blasting, plastic Easter eggs and an exposure that’s one to two cigarettes long. Introducing Erica Allen, Jason Polan, Breanne Trammell, Devon Dikeou, Stephen Watt, Noah Kalina, and Micheal Shelton (the Longboard Kid).

Opening Reception: March 11 6-9PM WORKSOUND 820 SE Alder PDX

WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT?
Devon Dikeou From And Introducing…
1991: Ongoing Series Replica of Lobby Directory Board
Announcing Gallery Listing of Artists, Curators, Exhibition Titles, & Dates


(via melanieflood)
publicationstudio:

Israel Lund has made three beautiful special edition prints to accompany the new version of his book Some, But Not All, of My Clothes.  Check them out in the store!  

publicationstudio:

Israel Lund has made three beautiful special edition prints to accompany the new version of his book Some, But Not All, of My Clothes.  Check them out in the store!  


(via publicationstudio)
detail: untitled, (where is love / where love is ?)2011_01_14red polymer lead and graphite lead on polyester drafting film 18” x 24” (45.7 x 60.9)cmMatt Niebuhr
Currently showing: Portland Love Show 2011

detail: untitled, (where is love / where love is ?)
2011_01_14
red polymer lead and graphite lead on polyester drafting film 
18” x 24” (45.7 x 60.9)cm
Matt Niebuhr

Currently showing: Portland Love Show 2011

detail: untitled, (where is love / where love is ?)2011_01_14red polymer lead and graphite lead on polyester drafting film 18” x 24” (45.7 x 60.9)cmMatt Niebuhr
Currently showing: Portland Love Show 2011

detail: untitled, (where is love / where love is ?)
2011_01_14
red polymer lead and graphite lead on polyester drafting film 
18” x 24” (45.7 x 60.9)cm
Matt Niebuhr

Currently showing: Portland Love Show 2011

Place of the upside down by Roger Ballen
Just received this print today - worth every penny!  Oddness Story sort of to go with it -  
This morning, when the mailman was delivering the mail to our front door, he knocks on the door (which seemed sort of odd)  and he smiles and hands me the package and he says - “hey - looks like your getting some art” - as he sort of carefully reaches into the mail bag .. 
Um yeah - I’m expecting some soon,  I’m pretty excited to see how it looks…. and he said you know we love that place here at work (the post office - in Portland) - we usually like to exchange gift certificates to get cool stuff there  (20 x 200)….  
And he goes on to describe the last print he got was a cool painting of a stack of video tapes and stuff - so 70’-80’s - really great stuff.  I’m guessing it’s this
 
VHS by Hollis Brown Thornton…
So I said yeah, I’m excited - it’s a Roger Ballen print - I’m a big fan …  do you know his work?   I couldn’t pass up the chance to have a little print.  He wasn’t sure about who that was - so I opened the package there on the porch and we both took a bit to look at the print…
Nice pick…  Yeah.  
Anyway - thought it was cool the mailman knows the 20x200 for more than just delivering the goods!

Place of the upside down 
by Roger Ballen

Just received this print today - worth every penny!  Oddness Story sort of to go with it -  

This morning, when the mailman was delivering the mail to our front door, he knocks on the door (which seemed sort of odd)  and he smiles and hands me the package and he says - “hey - looks like your getting some art” - as he sort of carefully reaches into the mail bag ..

Um yeah - I’m expecting some soon,  I’m pretty excited to see how it looks…. and he said you know we love that place here at work (the post office - in Portland) - we usually like to exchange gift certificates to get cool stuff there  (20 x 200)….  

And he goes on to describe the last print he got was a cool painting of a stack of video tapes and stuff - so 70’-80’s - really great stuff.  I’m guessing it’s this

VHS by Hollis Brown Thornton

VHS by Hollis Brown Thornton…

So I said yeah, I’m excited - it’s a Roger Ballen print - I’m a big fan …  do you know his work?   I couldn’t pass up the chance to have a little print.  He wasn’t sure about who that was - so I opened the package there on the porch and we both took a bit to look at the print…

Nice pick…  Yeah.  

Anyway - thought it was cool the mailman knows the 20x200 for more than just delivering the goods!