Art Center Waco is thrilled to announce the opening of our next exhibit, “Of Warm Impermanence” by Vy Ngo and Ty Nathan Clark. Mark your calendar for our Opening Night Reception, Friday, May 26, 6:00-8:00pm, at Art Center Waco. This event is free and open to the public. We hope to see you here!
Our Members & VIP Preview is the night before the show opens, on Thursday, May 25, 6:00-9:00pm, at Art Center Waco. To learn more about becoming a member of ACW, visit our website or call 254-752-4371.
“Of Warm Impermanence” is an introspective journey of two visual artists and longtime friends, Vy Ngo and Ty Nathan Clark, who despite their different backgrounds, have found synchronicity in their creative process and how memories, music, poetry, and human connections inform their work. Through paintings, sculpture, and installation work, Ty and Vy delve into their personal experiences and narratives, using abstraction to express their emotions and reflections on complex and universal themes of trauma, heartache, healing, and triumph.
Both artists use many layers of various mediums, vibrant colors, and organic shapes to create pieces that are highly emotive and demonstrate the power of resilience and hope in the face of adversity and deep-seated scars. As a dancer, Vy’s paintings are full of movement, flow, and areas of internal discovery, shifting in and out of the subconscious and consciousness. While Ty energetically constructs and deconstructs his materials, jumps on and around the canvas, physically engaging with his work to find balance and understanding amongst the chaos. As abstract philosopher poets, “Of Warm Impermanence” is an exhibition for the viewer to connect with themselves, be present, and feel comfort in the understanding that we are all interconnected like ripples in the stream of life, riding the waves of healing, and finding beauty in the suffering and the fleeting nature of time.
I watch the ripples change their size
But never leave the stream
Of warm impermanence
So the days float through my eyes
But still the days seem the same
-David Bowie, Changes, Hunky Dory (1971)
May 26, 2023
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM