Cyclone 77 – Cold Gravity

Cyclone 77 - Cold Gravity

Cyclone 77 – Cold Gravity

I play guitar with Cyclone 77 on the new album, Cold Gravity. I also created the cover art in collaboration with John Howitt. Cyclone 77 is the latest project from John Howitt (bass, sampler) and Bill Weita (guitar, sampler, synth, producer.) The drum seat is filled by longtime collaborator Elliot Hoffman. Both John and Bill were core members of Fuzzhead, releasing a large catalog of music from the mid 80’s through the mid-2000’s. Their prolific output continues, as Cold Gravity is their 2nd album released in 2024.

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Nate Scheible – “and valleys or” cassette artwork

I created the artwork for the new Nate Scheilbe cassette, “and valleys or” just released on a new Washington D.C. imprint, Outside Time Records. You can order this and other releases by Nate on his Bandcamp page here.

Tangents Catalog

The “Tangents: Abstract and Geometric Art in Northeast Ohio” show has an accompanying catalog. The section of the catalog with my work can be seen here.

This catalog is available for purchase. Buy Now

Tangents Exhibition CAN Journal Review

The Abstract Question, At AAWR: Part I, Tangents
Author: Christopher Richards

Dual exhibitions at the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve explore North East Ohio’s long running interest in geometric abstraction. The first, Tangents, asks the question: “Why is making abstract work still important?” Jenniffer Omaitz’s curatorial debut boasts a serious panel of artists working in abstraction, primarily of the geometric variety, each with unique and individual voices. (A second exhibition, A Hard Line, draws from AAWR’s permanent collection, and mostly an earlier generation of artists.) An examination of Tangents reveals overlapping and divergent themes that connect the works from one of these contemporary artists to another, including theory and subject explorations, as well as technique and stylistic approaches. In doing so, that question finds many answers.

By gathering works of David Louis Cintron, Gianna Commito, Mark Howard, Mark Keffer, Natalie Lanese, Catherine Lentini, Ed Raffel, Andrew Reach and Susan Squires, Omaitz illustrates the many ways abstraction can be used to explore the human condition. Whether exploring our visual perception of the world around us, or taking a more psychological and spiritual perspective, each artist enhances Omaitz’ message that abstract art, “…combines ways of thinking and making that interact with the temporal…”

David Louis Cintron’s more painterly and expressionistic piece, Crushed, pairs well with Gianna Commito’s Untitled watercolor from 2017. Each artist begins their paintings with no preconceived notion of the end result. While these two works share a similar color palette, they also have compositional elements that direct the eye to move around the pieces. While stylistically very different, they each construct spaces built on fragmenting overlapping structures. Commito states, “All the pieces have some kind of framing device that is either pushing out from the center or compressing in from the edge, or both.” This push and pull within her work keeps the eye moving. Similarly, Cintron states that he seeks to discover a balance “between form and formlessness,” as he plays with recognizable elements that are intentionally left ambiguous. Each of these pieces has a collage-like feel to them–Cintron emphasizes the natural, while Commito references a more architectural influence–creating all over compositions that keep the viewer’s eyes moving.

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Tangents Art Opening Thursday Nov 2, 2023

Tangents: Abstract and Geometric Art in Northeast Ohio
curated by Jenniffer Omaitz

Featuring:
Ed Raffel, Natalie Lanese, Gianna Commito, Susan Squires, Mark Keffer, Catherine Lentini, Andrew Reach, David Louis Cintron, and Mark Howard

Opening Reception:
Thursday November 2nd 5:30 – 8:00pm 

Location: Artist Archives of the Western Reserve
1834 East 123rd St., Cleveland Ohio 44106
AAWR phone: 216.721.9020

Dates: Nov 2 – Dec 16  

The art in Tangents: Abstract and Geometric Art in Northeast Ohio is a collection of work created by a group of diverse and prolific artists. They encode abstraction as a part of their artistic language. This includes forays into: color, optical interplay, mathematics, space, surface, texture, process, and the built environment. These artists are further unified by the use of non-representational forms that are powerful yet pragmatic upholding traditions of abstract art in the region.

Pictured above: David Louis Cintron, Regeneration, acrylic on canvas, 2023

World Views makes the Best Experimental Music list

 

The Best Experimental Music on Bandcamp: July 2023

Read the full article here.

David Louis Cintron – World Views is the 2nd installment in the Textile Records fanzine series.

This is an A5 sized 24 page hand-numbered black & white riso print fanzine. It comes packaged with a new exclusive full length release of music that is an accompaniment to the artwork.

Limited to 100 copies

The cassette + zine, as well as a digital download, can also be purchased on bandcamp.

Art Show Announcement: The Paul and Norma Tikkanen Painting Prize Exhibition


David Louis Cintron
“Potentiality”
acrylic on canvas
2021

This piece made it through 2 rounds of juried selection and has been chosen to be in the 2023 the Paul and Norma Tikkanen Painting Prize Exhibition.

Exhibit Dates: Oct 4 – Oct 31, 2023
Reception & Awards Ceremony: Oct 7, 2023,  6 to 9pm

Ashtabula Arts Center
2928 W13th St
Ashtabula, Ohio 44004

New art book and album release: World Views

David Louis Cintron – World Views is the 2nd installment in the Textile Records fanzine series.

This is an A5 sized 24 page hand-numbered black & white riso print fanzine. It comes packaged with a new exclusive full length release of music that is an accompaniment to the artwork.

Limited to 100 copies

The cassette + zine, as well as a digital download, can also be purchased on bandcamp.

Art Show Announcement: The Big Ass Art Show


I will have new work in this upcoming curated, citywide, art exhibition.

BAYarts Sally Otto Gallery (Playhouse)
28795 Lake Road
Bay Village, Ohio 44140

July 14 2023 – Aug 11 2023
Artist Reception July 28, 5 – 8pm

Artists showing at this venue:
David Louis Cintron
Erjon Hajnaj
Liz Maugans
Christopher Pelrine

Terminal Lovers will play live on Saturday July 8

New Show: Terminal Lovers

Sat Jul 8 2023
8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

Beachland Tavern
15711 Waterloo Road
Cleveland, OH 44110

$12 ADV $15 DOS
All Ages

David Cintron – guitar
Don Depew – bass
Scott Pickering – drums
Bob Zeiger – percussion and effects