#18 - Pressure

Created by Jerry Jordan on the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.
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Artist: Jerry Jordan

LOCATION: Madison Museum of Contemporary Art in Madison, Wisconsin.
PHOTO: Martin Jenich

Artist’s statement:
My piece is about the pressure and isolation, that African Americans often feel as we navigate our way through a hostile society where the rules are not in our favor.


Traditionally, men are discouraged from showing emotion or talking about their feelings. Especially for Black & Latino Men, there is a huge stigma in looking for mental health help.

In 2016, artist Kid Cudi talked about his depression in a Facebook post. This launched a twitter #YouGoodMan where African American men were encouraged to talk to each other.