I’ll admit it. I knew Nancy Cartwright was a talented voice-over artist; in addition to being Bart Simpson, she’s been Rufus the Naked Mole Rat on Kim Possible, Mindy on Animaniacs, and many more. But I did not know she was a visual artist as well. Cartwright’s bronze sculpture of “Bartman,” one of her alter-ego’s alter-egos, has been put on permanent display at USC’s Cinematic Arts Complex.
Now she’s getting her first public art show, at one of the best off-site locations near the San Diego convention center. The Chuck Jones Gallery, always the home of interesting exhibits, will feature Cartwright’s works during Comic-Con, with a reception for the artist on Saturday, July 23, at 7:30 p.m.
Celebrating its 25th year in business, the Chuck Jones Gallery also features art by the legendary animator, as well as works by Dr. Seuss and, usually around Comic-Con, some of Alex Ross’ finest prints. Located at the gateway to the Gaslamp District, the Chuck Jones Gallery is at 232 Fifth Avenue.
Though the reception is Saturday night, you can drop by the gallery any day and evening of Comic-Con to check out Cartwright’s work. I’m planning on it; I hope you are, too.