A PEEK AT WHAT’S SHOWING AROUND TOWN
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.