Tony de los Reyes: Lines of Flight

Tony de los Reyes, Border Theory (second compression/spectral flares) 2012, Dye
Tony de los Reyes, Border Theory (second compression/spectral flares) 2012, Dye and oil on linen, 69 3/4 x 99 inches (photo: Robert Wedemeyer)

Chris Hoff reviews the exhibition Tony de los Reyes: Border Theory at Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA, on view through November 14, 2012.

Hoff writes that de los Reyes "charts what he calls free spaces and spaces of containment using abstraction, color field principles, and sections of the US-Mexican border captured by satellite photography as the foundation of this new work. In the 15 new paintings on display at GCAC de los Reyes uses a mix of unprimed linen, multiple layers of fabric dyes, and thin lines or dots to map for the viewer how even the most intense strata, like borders, are permeated with lines of flight and places of mutation."