Hermit's Castle . Chez Galip
14 November - 12 December 2010
Extended Exhibition Dates: 15 - 23 January 2011 / Saturday & Sunday 12-6pm, or by appointment
Artist Discussion: Saturday 11 December, 3pm
Join Sierra Metro for a cup of tea and an informal discussion with artist Bobby Niven, about his current exhibition Hermit's Castle . Chez Galip
Sierra Metro is proud to present a solo exhibition comprising two observational documentary films by Glasgow artist Bobby Niven. Hermits Castle visits Assynt, in the North of Scotland, to examine the story of David Scott, the titular castles creator. Chez Galip is a filmic study of the cave in the Turkish village of Avanos, Cappadocia, which houses the accumulating hair collection of potter Galip Körükçu. Hermits Castle and Chez Galip present a comparative study of two different characters, geographically and temporally estranged, each striving to build an absurd structural sculpture in two geologically distinct landscapes.
Photography: Dave Grinly
To see clips of the new work, please visit Sierra Metro's Vimeo page:www.vimeo.com/sierrametro
To read a Q&A on Bobby Niven's new work visit the Central Station Blog: community.thisiscentralstation.com/_QA-Bobby-Niven/BLOG/2790663/126249.html
The List, 23 November 2010: www.list.co.uk/article/30928-bobby-niven-hermits-castle-chez-galip/
Images courtesy the artist.
supported by New Media Scotland