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Deirdre Sul­li­van-Beeman: Mush­room Girl 2016, oil and egg tem­pera on panel

Greg Moon Gallery and Stu­dio, 109A Kit Car­son Road Taos, 575-770-4463 The fifth an­nual Pop-Sur­re­al­ism and low­brow art show New-Mexi-Low-Down con­tin­ues through Oc­to­ber. The show in­cludes works by Joel Naka­mura, Dick Kortz, Den­nis Larkins, and oth­ers and fea­tures two paint­ings by self-taught Los Angeles-based artist Deirdre Sul­li­van-Beeman, whose es­o­teric com­po­si­tions in­cor­po­rate im­agery of magic re­al­ism ren­dered with mod­i­fied egg tem­pera tech­niques from 14th-cen­tury old masters.

David Simp­son: Ec­cen­tric Mono­plane (Agit Prop) 1983, acrylic on wood

Char­lotte Jack­son Fine Art, 544 S. Guadalupe St., 505-989-8688 Artist David Simp­son’s ex­hi­bi­tion Then and Now con­tin­ues through Oc­to­ber. The show is a sur­vey of Simp­son’s ca­reer, with works that date from the 1950s to the present. In 1964, Simp­son’s work was in­cluded in critic Cle­ment Green­berg’s sem­i­nal ex­hi­bi­tion Post-Painterly Ab­strac­tion. He is known for his min­i­mal­ist mono­chrome paint­ings, hard-edged geo­met­ric ab­strac­tion, and Color Field paint­ings. The show is in con­junc­tion with the re­cent pub­li­ca­tion of David Simp­son: Works (1965-2015) by Ra­dius Books.

Wendy Hig­gins: Per­fectly Ripe 2016, oil on can­vas

Sage Creek Gallery, 421 Canyon Road, 505-988-3444 Santa Fe-based artist Wendy Hig­gins, a sig­na­ture mem­ber of the Oil Painters of Amer­ica, left the art world to work in the gar­den­ing and agri­cul­ture busi­ness for nearly 20 years be­fore she met still-life painter and men­tor Cary En­nis, who in­spired her to re­turn to her pas­sion for art. Sage Creek Gallery presents a solo ex­hi­bi­tion of Hig­gins’ lu­mi­nous flo­ral still lifes, open­ing with a 5 p.m. re­cep­tion on Fri­day, Oct. 7.

Mar­jorie Ea­ton: Din­ner Party I un­dated, oil on can­vas

Ger­ald Peters Gallery, 1005 Paseo de Per­alta, 505-954-5700 An ex­hi­bi­tion of Mar­jorie Ea­ton’s paint­ings and works on pa­per opens on Fri­day, Oct. 7. Ea­ton (1901-1986) was an Oak­land-born artist who de­voted her­self to paint­ing on the ad­vice of Ger­man art dealer Galka Scheyer, who rep­re­sented the Blue Rider group of painters. Ea­ton spent three years paint­ing in Taos be­fore mov­ing to New York, where she shared a stu­dio with Louise Nevel­son and at­tended the Art Stu­dents League. She then spent three years in Mex­ico with Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. Ea­ton also had an ex­ten­sive stage and screen ca­reer, ap­pear­ing in Mary Pop­pins and Bul­litt, as well as other films. The ex­hi­bi­tion in­cludes her por­traits of Juan Mira­bal, son of Taos Pue­blo chief Geron­imo Mira­bal, who was a ma­jor in­flu­ence dur­ing her Taos years.

Ce­cilia Kirby Bink­ley: The Last One 2016, oil on can­vas

New Con­cept Gallery, 610 Canyon Road, 505-795-7570 The fall sea­son is the per­fect time for Ce­cilia Kirby Bink­ley’s plein-air paint­ings of North­ern New Mex­ico’s aspen forests. Kirby Bink­ley, a Peru-born painter who now lives in Santa Fe, ap­plies paint to can­vas in a thick im­pasto us­ing a pal­ette knife. Her im­pres­sion­is­tic land­scapes of the South­west in­clude scenes of moun­tain vil­lages, Abiquiú, and the Je­mez Moun­tains. An ex­hi­bi­tion of Kirby Bink­ley’s new works opens Fri­day, Oct. 7, with a re­cep­tion at 5 p.m.

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