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"...proverbs are the palmoil with which words are eaten."

Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe

the impulse to turn to the earth and eat belongs to the self possessed.
though despots desire that we recoil,

forget the dirt's delights
and render ourselves insane.
we speak majestically,
with soil dangling from our lips
we sow and chew,
suck the juices and spit.

-Ama BE

On view:

November 6th - December 1st
Wednesday - Saturday: 1-5pm

The artist will be on-site to speak with visitors on Saturday 11/11 & 11/18.

Ama BE's work was developed while in residency as part of Washington Project for the Arts' Summer Artist-Organizer-in-Residence program held in Gallery 102 at the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design. While in residence Ama participated in the first installment of the Research + Practice conversation series produced by the Studio Arts Program and facilitated student studio visits.

Artist Bio:

Ama BE is an artist who plays with the suppleness of time, materiality and memory in her trans-disciplinary work. Drawing on her Ghanaian heritage, she uses organic materials to explore African relationships to land, labor, cosmology and migration.

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