LA Times Reviews Tony de los Reyes Show at Angles Gallery in Culver City

The Los Angeles Times' Christopher Knight calls artist Tony de los Reyes' "Border Theory" at Angles Gallery "seductive and savvy...leavened with a dose of sly wit."

"Something like the border between the United States and Mexico doesn't ordinarily come to mind when considering abstract paintings," Knight observes. "Yet for the last two years, Tony de los Reyes has been developing a quirky group of abstractions with exactly that distinctive -- and distinctly political -- edge."

He goes on to describe the artist's project:

A meandering line divides each canvas into upper and lower zones, and the stained color shifts from one zone to the other....The contour of each dividing line follows a section of the natural border drawn by the Rio Grande (or, as it's called in Mexico, the Rio Bravo) as the river flows from Colorado to the Gulf of Mexico. De los Reyes' liquid paint plays on the river's fluidity, while his soft, blurred colors are like raking light moving across a desert plain.

Yet, the lines "cannot fully contain the stained color, which frequently bleeds beneath it to the other side. The color shift from top to bottom is like light as it bends through a prism. De los Reyes collides organic movement with the precision of the surveyor's compass, creating a path of visual tension."

You can read the whole review HERE.

The show continues through Saturday, February 22. Angles Gallery is located 2754 S. La Cienega Blvd.

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