May 30, 2007


Because some (most) of my work can be alienating. Because even my childhood best friend walked away from the last show with questions. Because someone googled "Mitsy Ávila Ovalles" + "explanations of paintings" is my revised artist statement. I hope it provides some answers.

May 24, 2007


Here's a nod in the SF WEEKLY about the show I'm currently in.  And in case you're wondering what the deuce I keep going on and on about, check the show line up and details at the end of this post.

Click on this screen cap to view some images from the show's reception.  There's a ton of stuff not pictured so make it out to the show if you can.  Alright that's it for todays ego boost. (:


Monica Canilao
The Date Farmers
Amanda Lopez
Juan Luna-Avin
Angelica Muro
Mitsy Ávila Ovalles
Txutxo Perez
Michele Muennig and Juan Carlos Quintana

May 11- June 30

Galería de la Raza
2857 24th St.
San Francisco, CA

As was seen in San Francisco Bay Guardian's
"What to do this week" for Friday May 11th
"Pistolitas de Azúcar: Cultura, Pop, and Whimsy"
Both the lineup of artists and the small gathering of pieces I've seen from "Pistolitas de Azúcar" suggest this might be one of this year's best gallery shows. The Date Farmers' art is as biting as it is humorous and handsome, and Mitsy Ávila Ovalles's work makes very contemporary use of color. The dynamic between the brigade of new creators and established talents such as Juan Carlos Quintana adds depth and breadth to a concept — drawing from fotonovelas, poster art, lowrider culture, and even wood carving — that has great potential. (Huston)