Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich. Still from Too Bright to See (Part I), 2023. 16 mm color film, with sound, 24 min. Courtesy the artist

Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich: Too Bright to See (Part I)
April 13, 2023–January 7, 2024

Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich (b. 1987) is a filmmaker and artist whose work blends narrative and documentary traditions to explore stories and experiences of Black women in the Americas. Hunt-Ehrlich’s experimental narrative artwork Too Bright to See (Part I) draws on her extensive research on the legacy of Suzanne Roussi-Césaire, a writer and anticolonial and feminist activist from Martinique who, along with her husband, Aimé Césaire, was at the forefront of the Négritude movement during the first half of the 20th century. Roussi-Césaire would also become an important Surrealist thinker, influencing the likes of painter Wifredo Lam and writer André Breton. However, despite her critical contributions to Caribbean thought and Surrealist discourse, until recently much of her work was overlooked.

Too Bright to See (Part I) weaves archival materials with cinematic narrative scenes filmed with an unconventional and modern cast. Drawing inspiration from Caribbean aesthetics and Surrealist artwork, this film installation brings attention to new aspects of Roussi-Césaire’s legacy that are undocumented in the public arena, while addressing the broader question of the continued erasure of women from historical accounts.

Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich: Too Bright to See (Part I) is organized by Iberia Pérez González, Andrew W. Mellon Caribbean Cultural Institute Curatorial Associate, in the Bank of America Gallery. Ongoing support for PAMM’s project galleries from Knight Foundation is gratefully acknowledged.

Click here to read “Working Toward Suzanne: A Conversation between Terri Francis and Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich” where they discuss the vision and form behind the creative construction of Too Bright to See (Part I)

Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich’s Too Bright to See (Part I) has also been featured in Seen, a journal of film, art, and visual culture, dedicated to rigorous writing by and about Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities. Click here to read “Acts of Camouflage: On Suzanne Roussi Césaire” written by Yasmina Price. 

Past Exhibitions

August 5, 2022 – January 22, 2023

Mariano: Variations on a Theme

October 18, 2019 – February 9, 2020

Teresita Fernández: Elemental

July 21, 2018 – September 1, 2019

Hew Locke: For Those in Peril on the Sea

May 26, 2017 – January 14, 2018

John Dunkley: Neither Day nor Night

February 18 – November 13, 2016

Beatriz Santiago Muñoz: A Universe of Fragile Mirrors

November 5, 2015 – April 24, 2016

Carlos Alfonzo: Clay Works and Painted Ceramics

October 15, 2015 – March 6, 2016

Firelei Báez: Bloodlines

November 19, 2015 – February 21, 2016

Nari Ward: Sun Splashed

August 12 – October 16, 2016

Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks

August 7, 2014 – January 25, 2015

Adler Guerrier: Formulating a Plot

December 4, 2013 – February. 23, 2014

Amelia Peláez: The Craft of Modernity

April 18 – August 17, 2014

Crossroads of the World

March 13 – August 31, 2014

Edouard Duval-Carrié:
Imagined Landscapes

December 4, 2013 – July 27, 2014

Hew Locke: For Those in Peril on the Sea

October 14, 2011 – January 22, 2012

Enrique Martinez Celaya: Schneebett

July 30 – November 7, 2010

Focus Gallery: Purvis Young

February 8 – May 18, 2008

Wifredo Lam in North America

November 2, 2007 – January 13, 2008

Enrique Martinez Celaya: Nomad

October 2, 2005 – January 15, 2006

Ana Mendieta: Earth Body Sculpture and Performance 1972-85

November 14, 2003 – January 18, 2004

New Work: Janine Antoni/Paul Ramírez Jonas

November 15, 2002 – January 19, 2003

New Work: Teresita Fernández