KEN CRO-KEN
                             
         

HAYDEN PLANETARIUM July 7-12 '13



HAYDEN PLANETARIUM



I mix paints and catalysts to recreate the push-pull forces that shape and mold all things; including paint.  As a result, I create illusions of places scattered throughout the universe.  My Speed Element palette creates a "paint portal" to the universe. Basically put, I manipulate space, time and matter; and the matter is not just paint. These are abstracts waiting to be called realistic when technology "catches up."  It goes beyond my imagination but not my ability and efforts to peer into the vastness of the universe to show not only how it appears but equally important, how it moves




KEN CRO-KEN, PAINT EXHIBITION    JULY 7th - 12th, 2013
THE INSPIRATION OF ASTRONOMICAL PHENOMENA CONFERENCE
HAYDEN PLANETARIUM



INSAP conferences are the leading international forum for bringing together astronomers,
artists, historians, philosophers, and all others who are inspired by the sky.

Scholars from around the globe within multiple disciplines, including:
the humanities, the sciences and the visual arts and discuss how their work inspires
our historical and contemporary perspectives in perceiving our incredible universe.








"GRAVITATIONAL SLIDE" OR "GRAVITATIONAL LENSING"
The gravity of a great body, such as our moon, refracts light
so that a star that is seen near the moon; is, in actuality, behind it.




"Gravitational Lensing", 20"x24"                                                                                                                   2012

MANIPULATING SPACE, TIME AND MATTER
The four clear domes, in photo above, were placed on an active paint experiment.
The domes manipulate time by arresting the development of a painting to capture that moment.  
The upper dome also manipulates space as one follows the blue and white streak
from right to left to see a place under the dome and its’ actual point of origin.


My Speed Elements palette, (neither oil, nor acrylic), demands that the countless outside influences are considered.  This "actualization" challenges my imagination to become more aware of the real world around me.  For example, I realized that the placement of sculptures in my garden studio would affect the outcome of a painting as snow drifts in one are more than another.  Speed Elements, forces me to create a balance between my inner and outer self and led to realizing that by exchanging the words: Nature, Cosmology, Physics, Earth Science... I was able to create the art books I sought.


"Saudi Arabia" 4"x6"                                                                                                                             2016

I negotiate and navigate paint like a river,
yet I know its source. 



 "TIME RELEASED PERFORMANCES"
with KC-K and Oboist, Matt Sullivan
http://kencroken.com/TIME_RELEASED_PERF_S.html





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