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Idiots and Angels

Idiots and Angels

Animation Legend Bill Plympton to Spread His

Chuck Jones Gallery Hosts Reception & Exhibition

Friday, July, 23rd


San Diego, CA—The Chuck Jones Gallery at 232 Fifth Avenue,
in the heart of San Diego’s Gaslamp District, will be the scene of a ‘heavenly’
exhibition as they welcome two-time Academy Award-nominee Bill Plympton in a
special appearance by the artist Friday, July 23rd from 7 to 10
PM.   Long considered one of animation’s
premier auteurs and artists, Plympton will be the focus of his first gallery
exhibition in San Diego.  “Idiots and
Angels” is Plympton’s most recent feature length hand-drawn animated film that
will be premiering this fall in select theaters nationwide.  Original drawings by Plympton from the film
“Idiots and Angels” along with his original work for such popular short films
of his as “Guard Dog” (Oscar nominated,) “Horn Dog” and “Guide Dog” will be the
focus of the exhibition and sale.


Known for his irreverence and intellect, the emotional core
of Plympton’s films often focus on the state of humankind and the responses to
the forces of our nature that not only impede but also propel our future
stories.  His hand-drawn films are
complex, oblique, off-center dark comedies. 
When queried several years ago what his next feature would be, Plympton
replied off-handedly that, “it would be about an angel who didn’t want his
wings, and as we discussed the idea, I really got to like the concept. That
night, in my hotel room, I started to explore the dramatic possibilities of a
reluctant angel."


Born in Portland, Oregon and educated at the School
of Visual Arts in New York City, Plympton has called New York his home since
1968.  Early in his career he designed
magazines such as Cineaste and Film Society Review while contributing
illustrations to the New York Times,
Vanity Fair, The Village Voice
, Screw
and House Beautiful.  His cartoons appeared in such magazines
as Rolling Stone, National Lampoon, and Glamour.  In 1975, in The SoHo Weekly News, he began "Plympton," a political
cartoon strip.  By 1981, it was
syndicated in over twenty papers by Universal Press.
In 1987 he was nominated for an
Oscar® for his animated short "Your Face". In 2005, Bill
received another Oscar® nomination, this time for a short film "Guard
Dog". "Push Comes to Shove" another short film, won the
prestigious Cannes 1991 Palme d'Or.


After producing many shorts
that appeared on MTV and Spike and Mike's, he turned his talent to feature
films. Since 1991 he's made nine feature films, six of them, "The
Tune", "Mondo Plympton", "I Married A Strange Person",
"Mutant Aliens", "Hair High" and "Idiots and Angels"
are animated features that he has hand-drawn himself (they require over 70,000

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About the gallery: 
The Chuck Jones Gallery, located in the heart of San Diego’s
historic Gaslamp District at 232 Fifth Ave., is the destination for art collectors
and visitors from around the world. 
Owned by Linda Jones Enterprises, the publisher and distributor of the
art of the legendary animation creator and director, Chuck Jones, it is the
only gallery in San Diego devoted to the art of the animated film.  Included in the on-going display is art from
all major animation studios as well as original paintings and limited edition
fine art from a variety of internationally known artists and photographers
whose work is entertainment related.  For
more information please call the gallery at 888-294-9880 or online at www.ChuckJonesGallery.com.  Blog: Chuck