"LONG ISLAND AND CONNECTICUT", 40" X 30" 2005
EXCERPT FROM A FORTH COMING BOOK - THE CONDUCT OF PAINT
"Lake Dwellers" , 48" X 48" 2005
"Six Foot Square Snow Painting 2010, 6' x 6' January - April 2010
MY FORTH COMING BOOK - THE CONDUCT OF PAINT
Actualizing Earth, Paint, Self.
Personally, I love summer but professionally I prefer winter.
To read more pages of this book by Ken Cro-Ken,
click on the link below:
>>> THE_CONDUCT_OF_PAINT <<<
MORE PAINTINGS BELOW AND BY CLICKING ON THE GALLERY TAB ABOVE.
Hayden Planetarium, INSAP Viii Symposium
Exhibition including KC-K paintings, July 7th - 12th, 2013
Curated by Brian Abbott
(Pictured top right with me.)
Thank you Brian Abbott and Hayden Planetarium
for an inspirational experience!
KC-K AT HAYDEN VIDEO
SEEING IN LIGHT YEARS BY WAY OF SELF-SIMILARITY
Celebrating how Cro-Ken's paintings are inspired by the HUBBLE telescope.
(The fact is, is that the Hubble serves as a verification system
that what I am doing is out there somewhere waiting to me found.
Mikhail Zakin Gallery
561 PIERMONT ROAD, DEMAREST, N.J.
>>> CLICK HERE FOR MAP <<<
ON VIEW NOW!
January 10th - February 24th, 2015
PLEASE COME TO THE OPENING RECEPTION!!!
Thursday, January 29th, 5 - 7:30 pm
A group exhibition exploring representations of the environment
and natural processes in contemporary art.
Floating Islands is an exhibition of environmentally conscious art consisting of mixed media paintings, floating and striated sculptures,
prints and single channel animations. The title refers to the islands of floating plastic waste collecting in the Pacific Ocean that force us to confront
our cultural norms. Each artist in the show similarly confronts the viewer with a representation of our relationship to the environment; our attempts
at understanding, our collaborations, representations and visions of the future. The clarity of these expressions lends notes of hope.
After all, how far can a culture progress without understanding its position?
Curated by, Mary M. Gagler.
Ms. Gagler is right there in the picture above, to the right, inside Zakin Gallery with a red jacket!
(To Mary's credit, she did spend much of the time outside working right along side me!)
Many thanks to Mary M. Gagler and Maria Danziger and the staff at Mikhail Zakin Gallery
for your support for something outside the box; ...literally and figuratively! HA!
The guy with the yellow cap is Frank Sung... an excellent photographer.
Thanks to you as well Frank!
Here is a link to Frank's website:
>> FRANK SUNG - PHOTOGRAPHER <<
To learn more about this exhibit and the other artists, go to these sites below:
>> FLOATING ISLANDS on Facebook <<
>> the Art School at Old Church, Demarest, NJ <<
128 Rivington Street, New York, N.Y.
ON VIEW NOW!
January 9th - Feb 15th, 2015
'"MULTIVERSE" 2010 - 2015
TIME RELEASED PERFORMANCES
TIME RELEASED PERFORMANCE AT SYMPHONY SPACE; NY, NY
KEN CRO-KEN & MATT SULLIVAN
Setting paint and music into motion; to show not only how space looks but how it moves.
>>> New York Times Review <<<
THE NEW YORK TIMES - By VIVIEN SCHWEITZER, Published: February 22, 2011
The most unusual work I encountered was “Multiple Oneness,” an intriguing performance-art piece by the oboist Matt Sullivan and the painter Ken Cro-Ken.
While Mr. Sullivan played a melancholy lament over recorded sounds, Mr. Cro-Ken poured liquids onto a canvas projected onto a video screen.
The colorful liquids flowed through the painting’s raised surfaces like yellow lava, swirling in strange tandem with the oboe’s melancholy tunes.
Working paint like soil, my process is a physical investigation of our planet using paint. I define my activated palette as "Speed Elements" and reflect deeply on the relationship between the act of painting and the art of nature. Nature doesn’t just influence me, it leads me on a journey. I navigate and negotiate paint like a river; yet, I know its source. As I cooperate with nature, she rewards me greatly. As a partner, nature is generous and I inherit all that she has to offer.
The pictures, above left, shows a sheet of my business cards in all weather.
In this case, ice and snow. (10 cards per sheet)
Once Nature is recognized for her presence in all things at all times,
even a repetitive image, such as my card,
creates an original from a relationship with her.
Like a snowflake, no two can be alike.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE ONE OF THESE ORIGINAL KC-K WORKS OF ART
>> FOR FREE <<
E-MAIL ME YOUR ADDRESS AND IT'S YOURS.
MAYBE YOU CAN TELL ME ABOUT THE LAST TIME OR BEST TIME YOU HAD IN NATURE... DEAL???
"INTERNATIONAL FLAGS" . -- SHAPED BY WIND OFF THE EAST RIVER,
BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK
BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK MANHATTAN BRIDGE
ART-IN-PUBLIC PLACES, D.U.M.B.O. SUMMER 2007
ART REVIEW OF KEN CRO-KEN, "INTERNATIONAL FLAGS 2007"