Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Davor Ciglar's Art Exhibit Explores Translucency and Light, March 5 - April 14

Chestertown, MD, March 22, 2006 — Washington College's Art Department presents "Davor Ciglar: Recent Works on Paper," an exhibit displaying the artist's paper collages, March 5- April 14, 2006, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the College's Constance Stuart Larrabee Art Center.

Davor Ciglar's most recent creations draw from his experiences in Spain, where he discovered the ancient art of healing known as Ayurveda. His work explores human physiology through the sense of touch as he tries to give form to expressions such as coherence and disorder, strength and weakness, and silence and dynamism. Ciglar uses paper as both support and a medium, exploring its inherent qualities of translucence and lightness. He frequently accesses Vedic scripts using their potency to inform his work.

Born in Croatia, Ciglar now lives and works in Montepulciano, Italy. After graduating with a degree in economics, he developed a deep interest in oriental disciplines such as Transcendental Meditation and Ayurveda, which significantly influence his artistic practice. Currently he works as a set and costume designer and exhibits his artwork in Italy, Croatia, Austria, France, and the United States.

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