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Wednesday, February 24, 2010
KiptonART Featured Artist: Mike Rollins
The work of New York-based artist Mike Rollins uses the lingual abstraction created by the daily stock market ticker as its main formal and conceptual grounding. The codes and morphology inherent to the stock ticker system are often impossible for the general population to parse. By using a combination of real and imagined stock symbols, Rollins creates a new language - one whose nature is cryptic, yet with a purpose that is implicitly communicative. Fragments of words are combined into new proverbial text borrowed from such disparate sources as poetry, entertainment tropes, and modern colloquialisms.