7/1: CHROMA PHOBIA // new works by TONY BALKO & BENJAMIN FUNKE
Color ain’t nothin’ but a numba… or a temperature, or a perceptual phenomenon. However you want to think about it, or whatever it means to you, put that business on hold and indulge in an evening of chromatic freak outs! Allow Ben Funke and Tony Balko to horrify/please you with some prismatic vibes, courtesy of film loops and computer programs.
Custom Software and Video Projector.
Exploits one of the ways computers can represent color to dubious effect, asking if you can ‘name that hue.’
TONY BALKO is an artist and educator from Smithton, Pennsylvania, USA. He works primarily in the moving image, dealing in crushing grooves, heavy psychedelia, and transcendental rainbows. His work has shown throughout the United States and internationally in museums, galleries and micro-cinemas including the Museum of Modern Art (New York), Milwaukee Art Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston), 21C Museum (Louisville), Jefferson Presents… (Pittsburgh), Green Lantern Gallery (Chicago), New Nothing Cinema (San Francisco), and Stereo Underground (Seoul, South Korea).
BENJAMIN FUNKE (British, b. 1980) is an image and audio producer living in the state of Indiana. He received his B.F.A. from Columbia College, Chicago in 2005 and his M.F.A. from the University of Notre Dame in 2012. Past exhibitions include “ISLANDS IN THE STREAM” at Johalla Projects in Chicago, IL, “Transient” at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., “Ethnographic Terminalia” at the Eastern Bloc for New Media, Montreal, Quebec, “Imaginary” at the Simutan Association, Timisoara, Romania and “New Prints” at the International Print Center, New York City, New York.
More information about Benjamin Funke can be found at www.benjaminfunke.com.