Without Apology, 2017, Acrylic on canvas, 16”x20”

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Without Apology: New Work for the Year 2017

Felice Newman

Hutson Gallery, Friday, August 4, 7pm-9pm


I love color. Bright, bold, complicated, varied and not-quite-true, I trust color to not only deliver a message, but to engage the viewer in a conversation with their own sensations.”

— Felice Newman

 “Without Apology” is typical of Felice Newman’s work in its joyful and wacky treatment of Provincetown’s iconic Captain Jack’s Wharf. In bold splashes of pinks and blues, Newman nods to the upside-down performance of gender that is the Wharf — and Provincetown — at its best.

 Felice Newman was born in New York City in 1956. She co-founded Cleis Press, a vanguard of queer independent publishing. Having spent 35 years shaping and pruning words, she brings an editor’s sense of economy and revision to her painting. Newman was inspired to begin painting in Provincetown as she watched the sky, land and sea trade their colors back and forth in an endless dialog. Her first influences were Mary Giammarino and Harry Folsom, whom she studies with in Provincetown and New York. She lives with her wife in Palm Springs, CA and Provincetown.


 Sea of Pink, 2017. Acrylic on canvas, 20"x20"

Hutson Gallery, 432 Commercial Street, Provincetown (508) 487-0915