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'All My Thoughts Multiply': Cataphant

  • WHEN Ongoing from now until June 27, 2021[days & times]
  • WHERE Swish Projects, 2903 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104
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  • AGES Not available
  • COST Free

The exhibition, "All My Thoughts Multiply," is Cataphant's, or Catalina Bellizzi-Itiola's exploration of her bipolar disorder — both her lived experience and her intensive study and research. It's a series of seven paintings paired with a song (using QR codes on your smartphone, so bring headphones). The paintings each reflect some component of her experience with bipolar disorder, including a set that covers the range of moods or states in a manic episode. Cataphant's work is bold and dizzying, full of color, texture and movement. This is her first solo exhibition — she was scheduled to open her actual first solo show at Weird Hues gallery in February 2020, but she postponed when her father passed away — and then the pandemic set in. Just over a year ago, grief-stricken in those early days of the pandemic, she spoke to KPBS about her diagnosis of bipolar disorder and PTSD, and how she channeled her illness into mask making.

Details: Opens Saturday, June 5 from 6-9 p.m. On view by appointment through June 27.
--Julia Dixon Evans, KPBS

From the gallery:
SWISH PROJECTS is pleased to announce the opening of ALL MY THOUGHTS MULTIPLY, the first solo show of San Diego-based artist, Catalina Bellizzi-Itiola. Exhibition dates are June 5 – June 27, 2021. The opening reception will be on Saturday, June 5 from 6-9 p.m.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending. Check local COVID-19 restrictions and updates.

"No. 2. The Ramp Up" by Cataphant, courtesy of the artist.

Above: "No. 2. The Ramp Up" by Cataphant, courtesy of the artist.

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