Professor John Carson Curates “So It Is” at Mattress Factory

Professor Carson curates “So It Is” featuring Ursula Burke, Willie Doherty, Rita Duffy, John Kindness, Locky Morris, and Paul Seawright whose work responds to the political troubles of 1970s Northern Ireland. Opening Apr 7 from 6-8p, Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh.

Formerly Head of School, Carson is an accomplished performance artist, educator and researcher, and native of Belfast who lived and worked in Northern Ireland through the seventies. He has invited artists whose early work responded to the “The Troubles” in Northern Ireland.

“I selected these artists because I have admired for a long time, the strength, depth and integrity of their work,” John Carson said. “They have all found ways of making powerful and uncompromising artistic statements in challenging circumstances.”

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