||Sergott Contemporary Art has the pleasure of presenting Neo-Kitsch: a New Old Latin America, an exhibition presenting six 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.
“I am excited to introduce Latin American artists to the San Diego region and look forward to presenting works that extend beyond our southern border and present a wider Hispanic perspective,” says Thomas Sergott, the founder and director of the gallery.