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Ken Cro-Ken

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"INTRICATE SIMPLICITY" A TIME-RELEASED PERFORMANCE, > > * FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3rd, 2012* < < MUSIC MARATHON @ symphony space Ken Cro-ken Sets a Painting Is "set in Motion" While Matt Sullivan Intermingles Acoustic and Loops Electronics in a MULTIPLE ONENESS Performance. *** Read the NEW YORK TIMES Review in Next Slide Image.
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"Long Island and Connecticut", 1983 Speed Element Paints on Canvas 48" X 36" © 2002
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LONGBOAT KEY, FLA. CRO-KEN/SULLIVAN MULTIPLE ONENESS, January 6th, 2012 RINGLING COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN, Longboat Center for the Arts LIVE TIME RELEASED PERFORMANCE SARASOTA TRIBUNE …the Concert Portion of the Evening Featured Two Additional Collaborations, the First of Which Offered a Moderately New Twist on Old 20th-century Techniques in “multiple Oneness.” Essentially, Artist Cro-ken Painted While Oboist Ma
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CBGB's performance 2004 NY, NY East Village Landmark performance space, UPCOMING PERFORMANCE AT SYMPHONY SPACE, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3rd, 2012, BROADWAY @ 95th Street NY, NY TIME RELEASED PERFORMANCES- Paint and Music Set in Motion and Projected Live and Before Your Eyes. When a Second Projection Is Included, Viewers Witness Paint Paint Experiments in All Weather; Along With Events That Are Occuring Here on Earth and Off Pla
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** NEW YORK TIMES Review of MULTIPLE ONENESS, By VIVIEN SCHWEITZER, Feb. 22, 2011 SEE THIS PERFORMANCE ON YOU TUBE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkTpFFwhzOU&feature=BFa&list=UUaFleOepauERNeBcICGDLtQ&lf=plcp ... 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 Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkTpFFwhzOU&feature=BFa&list=UUaFleOepauERNeBcICGDLtQ&lf=plcp
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Snow Painting on YOU TUBE, ST PATRICK'S WEEKEND SNOW PAINTING- 2007 Paint, Canvas, Snow, as an Ecosystem Painter Cro-ken Creates Is Art in Above and Below Freezing, High and Low Altitude to Learn About Paint and Nature Simultaneously. With His Speed Element Palette, Nature Reveals Its Every Influence. SEE THIS VIDEO on YOU TUBE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcpMMR3h4Ck&feature=related © 2007
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MULTIPLE ONENESS w/ Matt Sullivan, oboist, NY, NY - March 5, 6, 7... & St Pete, Fla. - March 15, 18, 19, 2010 Cro-ken Paints in Above & Below Freezing, High and Low Atlitude... Everywhere; Especially Snow! © 2010
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MULTIPLE ONENESS, TIME RELEASED PERFORMANCE LIVE , LIVE - STUDIO@620 March 19, 2010 Downtown St Pete, Florida Paint and Music Set in Motion *>>> SEE THIS LIVE PERFORMANCE VIDEO on YOU TUBE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMLTH1WWFvQ
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"Brief Moment In Time", 2001 Speed Element Paints on Canvas 48" X 36" © 2001
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Bushkill Critters, Pa., Mid January 2006 Multimedia and Video SEE THIS VIDEO on YOU TUBE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9slZ_ADu5yo&feature=related
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Early Morning Pennsylvania, 2007 Speed Element Paints on Wood 48" X 48" © 2007
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3 International Flags at East River with Manhattan Bridge, ART-IN-PUBLIC PLACES, FULTON FERRY PARK, D.U.M.B.O. BWAC 14' X 3' X 4' © Spring/Summer 2007 and forward...
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"Coast Line", 2006 Speed Element Paints on Canvas 28" X 52" © 2006
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"Deep Blue St. Pete", 2004 Speed Element Paints on Canvas 36" X 48" © 2004
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"Junctions", 1982 Speed Element Paints on Canvas 18" X 24" © 2001
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"Sunspot" with circular mini painting on mid-right side., 2004 to 2008 Speed Element Paints on Canvas 48" X 36" © 2008
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"Circular Flow", 1998 Speed Element Paints on Canvas 36" X 48" © 2001
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REACTIVE IMPROVISATIONS, June 19th, 2008 Thanks to All for a Lively Exchange!!! ... and Those Who Assisted, Especially Craig Langois and Peter. © 2008
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Blue Skies # 2, 2008 Speed Element Paints on Canvas 3'x3' © 2008
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"Study of Light", 1984 & 2007, 2008 Speed Element Paints on Canvas 48" X 36" © 2008
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"Study of Light" (Close-up), 1984 & 2007, 2008 Speed Element Paints on Canvas 48" X 36" © 2008
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"MACRO-MICRO", 2007 Speed Element Paints on Canvas 48" X 36" and Inside Painting 18"x24" © 2007
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"MACRO-MICRO" (Close-up), 2007 Speed Element Paints on Canvas 48" X 36" and Inside Painting 18"x24" © 2007
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"There Is No End", 1996 Speed Element Paints on Canvas 36"x28" © 2002
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"There Is No End" (Close-up), 1996 Speed Element Paints on Canvas © 2002
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"Combed", 1998 Speed Element Paints on Canvas 36"x48" © 2001
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"Sea and Land", 1999 Speed Element Paints on Circular Metal 2 - 3" Diameter Portable Mini Paintings © 2002
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"Surf", 2001 Speed Element Paints on Canvas 48" X 36" © 2006
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"Converse", 1988 Speed Element Paints on Canvas 36" X 48" © 2002
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"Converse (CLOSE UP)", 1988 Speed Element Paints on Canvas 36" X 48" © 2002
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"BUSHKILL CREATURES", 2006 Speed Element Paints on Canvas 36" X 48" © 2001
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Black and Yellow World (close up), 1985 Speed Element Paints on Canvas 32" X 28" © 2001
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Black and Yellow World, 1984 Speed Element Paints on Canvas 32" X 28" © 2001
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"LaKe Dwellers", 2007 Speed Element Paints on Wood 48" X 48" © 2007
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Untitled- blue, yellow, white, 2005 Speed Element Paints on Canvas 36" X 36" © 2005
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"Twin Falls", 2003 Speed Element Paints on Canvas 62" 48" © 2003
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Ground and Sky, 2007 Speed Element Paints on Canvas 24" X 36" © 2007
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Blue Skies II, 2007 Speed Element Paints on Canvas 30' X 30" © 2007
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Sculpture-Painting in below freezing temperatures, February 2010 To SEE THIS VIDEO GO TO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJ8ocWjMXYw&list=UUaFleOepauERNeBcICGDLtQ&index=8&feature=plcp © 2010
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Installation Shot
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Macro-Micro Paintings, There, 2008 Mixed Media Paints Various, 30x40"
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Installation shot, 2015
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
New York
Lives in
Manhattan
Works in
ART, MUSIC & TIME RELEASED PERFORMANCES
Schools
New York University- Steinhardt, 1997, Master's
S.D.S.U & S.U.N.Y., 1993, Bachelor of Prof. Studies
Representing galleries
Park-Art Gallery, Gallery onetwentyeight
Tags
mixed-media, installation, video-art, landscape, performance, abstract, conceptual, gallery, exhibition/performance
Statement

Think green, eat green, use every Color.

Who I am: 1) A Reactive Impro’vist. 2) Performance Artist 3) Videographer 4) photographer, and last... 5) observing life and recording my thoughts with paint and words. TIME RELEASED PERFORMANCES are the culminating experiences I hope to continue to achieve. I strongly believe in taking what is learned and sharing it with following generations. It is my hope to continue to do these projects through the core curriculum and based on LITERACY. All ideas begin and end with writing.


I was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphatic Leukemia in 2003, acquired, I believe from working a few buildings from the former World Trade Center just a few months after they "came down". At Ground Zero, I helped to create the full structure of "Education After 3" an after school program" for 2 High Schools: The H.S. for Leadership and Public Service, and The H.S. for Economics and Finance. These students were first-hand witnesses to an historic tragedy - they looked up, rather than across town or to TV to see this monumental disaster. They were quickly identified as an "at risk" group of young people. "Education After 3" was started so that these young victims could begin to deal with personal issues related to their trauma. They wrote plays, acted, performed cultural dances, and music and created fashions from South East Asia and many other places around the world, that represent our diverse culture worth sharing in a dynamically and positively charged environment. With gallery shows and other events worthy of a good resume BEFORE graduation H.S., I wish these young people good health, prosperity and happiness. Though I cannot be exposed to the dangers of infectious germs, I prepare for a return to the real field in life... one full of plants and students; as I begin to paint my cancer close up and personal to show the outer beauty of something that is actually toxic... using my biomorphic, Speed Element paints. Think green, eat green, use every Color

* SPECIAL THANKS TO PHOTOGRAPHER BECKET LOGAN

FOR ALL PHOTOGRAPHS HERE ON ArtSLANT

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