Wednesday, March 11, 2009
I pretty actively loathed a Torben Giehler painting (no pics, sorry) in my work lobby since they put it up a couple years ago. Something started to change though at about the same time the economy tanked in mid-September. I think that I had always seen the painting moving up, like all our false buildings. But once things started to turn down and follow gravity, the painting changed for me. That single painting colored my opinion of everything I saw by Giehler. When this piece broke for me, the thaw began for everything else. Now, with this painting at the Koenig booth at The Armory things've moved into full-on Spring. Certainly the most organic thing I've seen him do. And it's because of the pink and orange, not the brown. Down is so very up.