Exhibition: July 22 – August 27, 2016

Opening Reception: July 22, 2016 – 6-9pm – RSVP

Private Gallery Space
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
RSVP here to receive directions


Sergott Contemporary Art has the pleasure of presenting Neo-Kitsch: a New Old Latin America, an exhibition presenting seven Latin American artists who utilize kitsch objects and symbols to refer to the colonial, social, cultural, and political history of Latin America past and present.

Kitsch is often considered to be gaudy or ironic, but in Latin America, it represents a long cultural history of each country and acts to remind the viewer of a forgotten past. Examples of kitsch items may include indigenous handcrafts, or tropical fruit and animal sculptures. The artists presented in Neo-Kitsch explore their identity, art history and culture through their use of imagery, often introducing bright colors and objects.

These seven artists have been collected and exhibited by museums across the world, including, but not limited to the Museum of Latin American Art Long Beach, Museum of Arts and Design NY, MOMA Buenos Aires, Musée du Quai Branly in Paris, amongst others.

Neo-Kitsch: A New Old Latin America, curated by Associate Director, Andrew Ütt, will run from July 22 until August 27 at Sergott Contemporary Art in Rancho Santa Fe, California. Charitable contributions will be made from sales at the opening presentation to be held on July 22, 2016 from 6-9pm. To receive directions to the opening event, please RSVP to or (858) 756-2377. Artist lectures will be announced during the course of the exhibition.


Chiachio & Giannone (Argentina)
Liliana Correa (Colombia)
Mauricio Garrido (Chile)
Becky Guttin (Mexico)
Tatewaki Nio (Brazil)
Panca (Mexico)
Esteban Schimpf (Colombia)

Image: Tatewaki Nio, Neo-Andina, 2015, Pigment print on paper © Tatewaki Nio


1459458315_header_image_Cartas thumbnailWe all have stories of where we came from and where we want to go. Letters from the Wall  is an ongoing series of vignettes based on  actual letters and real life stories of those affected by the United States/Mexico international border wall, immigration, deportation and  separation. Originally written as a bi-national theatrical event by Dave Rivas, it was first performed on both sides of the border wall in San  Ysidro, California and Playas, Tijuana, Mexico, with actors performing simultaneously on the United States and Mexico side in English and  Spanish. Each “letter” is woven together from the true stories, letters, emails, and even bedtime stories that Rivas has collected.  And more content is being added all the time as –with each performance—audience members share their own stories or experiences.  It is an ever growing and changing series that seeks to address the human experience in pursuit of a better life. Note: This show will also play at the Fringe Festival June 23 – July 3.

Dave Rivas is a native San Diegan, actor, voice over artist, director and playwright. He is a founding member of Amigos del REP, a Latino based theatrical group housed at San Diego REPertory Theatre in San Diego, California. He has performed in studio on just about every microphone and stage in Southern California from San Diego REP, The La Jolla Playhouse and The Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park to The Comedy Store in La Jolla. He is also an established voice over, recording artist and sound designer. He is the founder of DaveyBoy Productions, a voice over actor’s workshop, sound studio and Production Company. His human rights and social justice work with humanitarian group; Border Angels has inspired Dave to raise awareness about immigration, deportation issues and those in search of a better life. He does this by producing short documentaries and theatrical productions based on the ongoing true experiences.

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