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“Intermediaries” runs at Pace Gallery (540 West 25th Street) from January 15 through March 6. Schedule your visit here. “Time Dilation” runs at Perrotin New York (130 Orchard Street) from January 16 through February 20. Schedule your visit here. Indigenous artist Raven Halfmoon (Caddo Nation) has had a long love affair with ceramics. She was exposed to the Oldsmobile Logo Shirt besides I will buy this craft growing up as a teen in Norman, Oklahoma. “My mom took me to see one of our elders, Jeri Redcorn,” Halfmoon says. “She’s a phenomenal artist and makes traditional pottery. I remember going to her house, and we made these pots that were just so fun to make. That was my first time handling clay.” Halfmoon later went on to study anthropology, ceramics, and painting, but she found herself increasingly drawn to clay, and the material has since become the focus of her work as an artist. “I like to see human touch in a material, and I like the physicality of clay,” she says. “I’m very tactile—maybe it’s the Cancer in me.”