Miami-based Tasha and Monica López De Victoria, known as the TM Sisters, have already garnered national acclaim for their eclectic art: 2-D, video, and interactive pieces that wed an indie aesthetic to an almost retro approach to futurism. But with Ideal Tonight, the TM Sisters first institutional solo show, opening this Friday at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, they hope to showcase the degree to which their work is inexorably tied to South Florida. It's filled with pastels dulcet tones that rip from page and screen with spiritual vibrancy. Sharp lines abound, distorting images or collecting in electric zigzags that bolt around purposefully. Theyre pieces that would look as much at home on an album cover for some electro-pop band as they do on gallery walls which isn't to say they simply languish in pop appeal. While the TM Sisters' works are immediately gratifying, they contain an extraordinary depth, especially considering the interactive nature of this exhibit. In addition, the pair will collaborate with a live band during Friday's 6 p.m. reception. A corresponding art book will be available for sale and signing.
Fri., Feb. 20, 6 p.m., 2009