Artist to present retrospective of 50 years

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This Saturday is a day for art lovers in Magdalena, with two show openings presented by Warehouse 1-10.

A piece by McIntyre-Kirwin.

Magdalena’s Geraldo McIntyre-Kirwin will present a retrospective of his 50 years as an artist at Warehouse 1-10, 110 N. Main St. in Magdalena. Look for the turquoise flags.

McIntyre-Kirwin’s “One Man Group Show,” featuring sculptures, paintings and drawings, and explores his influences of time, place and material. The opening reception is Saturday, May 3, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Kirwin’s contribution to New Mexican art dates back to 1967 when he became the first resident of the Roswell Artist-In-Residency program. His work in the current exhibit ranges from an Icon totem “Totem III” oil on carved cottonwood, currently on loan courtesy of the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, to interactional bronzes of people and horses of western ranch life, inspired by what he defines as “the persistence of the ordinary,” interspersed with archetypal paintings and drawings. The exhibit runs through May 21.

Also scheduled is the debut of new art by Sigrid McCabe, in a exhibit called “Is An Animal” at Warehouse 1-10 Annex, 201 S. Main St. The show, which also runs through May 21, explores the artist’s surrealistic, hybrid, mythological portraits. The themes of art and science have been the basis of McCabe’s explorations both inside and outside the studio. Her early works of larger than life-size figures made of wood and incorporating clay convey female gesture, form and complex characters.

“When I look back through my work there is a continuum — there are people, plants and animals,” McCabe says.

A celebrated artist who has exhibited, among other galleries, at The Drawing Center, White Columns, Victoria Munroe and The New Museum in New York, McCabe relocated to Magdalena in 2006 to live in a more natural and quiet world.