In 1936 the great French poet, essayist, actor and theatre director Antonin Artaud left Bohemian Paris and travelled to Mexico to study and live with the Tarahumaran people of the Sierra Madre. Artaud recorded his year-long cultural and drug-fuelled experience in an intriguing volume called Les Tarahumara which became the catalyst for much of his famed poetry and writings. The American artist Richard Hawkins’ research into Artaud’s experience serves as the bedrock for a fascinating new exhibition of ceramic works at Greene Natfali Gallery. Hawkins incorporates many of the iconography, hand-painted designs, and sexual-esoteric imagery of Artaud’s expedition into his striking ceramics. Hawkins’ research document “After Artaud”, which is available on the gallery website, makes for a fascinating read. Through October 22.