Art Exhibition: Alice Carman @ The Bristol Fringe
by Polly Hember
The Bristol Fringe’s history is steeped in live jazz, art and culture, providing a hub for contemporary artistic inspirations and passions to collide.
This Thursday, The Bristol Fringe presents a solo exhibition of Bristol-based artist Alice Carman. With her loud, vivid style and striking colours the influence of live jazz is palpable. Experimenting with different mediums of representation, she explores portraits and bodies. Some faces are dark and menacing where as some are ludic and celebratory. Her paintings are radical, exploratory and succeed in being captivating as well as deftly nuanced.
Carman runs free art nights regularly at the Fringe, where the public are invited to paint, draw and listen to live music freely – many of the paintings on display on Thursday will be work that has been galvanised on these nights, allowing the fusion of improvised jazz and artistic creation to be seen clearly.
The Bristol Fringe is celebrating this one-day exhibit with complimentary drinks and a selection of food from the new Fringe menu from 8pm. All of Carman’s paintings are available as prints (any size, framed or unframed) and originals will be for sale.
To see examples of Carman originals, explore the gallery below.
Where The Bristol Fringe
When Thursday 15th June 2017
Time 8pm till late
All Artwork by Alice Carman
Price free entry, donations welcome