This Tuesday, April 12th at 7 pm – Kara Rooney in “Bad Girls and Brooklynites: The Review Panel” at the Brooklyn Public Library

Tomorrow (Tuesday the 12th) at 7 pm, VCS faculty member Kara Rooney will take part in “Bad Girls and Brooklynites: The Review Panel” at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Dweck Cultural Center. Here’s a little about the event from a recent listing on

Three Brooklyn-based critics join David Cohen at the podium April 12 for The Review Panel at Brooklyn Public Library in what should be another stormy, contentious evening of critical debate: Lance Esplund, Kara Rooney and Robert Storr. And as added spurs to liveliness, a radical feminist twist or two. Judith Braun, subject of a two-part (and two-borough) show at McKenzie Fine Art on the Lower East Side and Simuvac Projects in Greenpoint, was one of the original “Bad Girls” in Marcia Tucker’s thus titled 1994 show at the New Museum, while the title of Betty Tompkins’ show at the FLAG Art Foundation, “WOMEN Words, Phrases and Stories,” gives a fair flavor of the feistiness to expect there. Also prone to the prodding and probing of the panel, shows of Omer Fast at James Cohan and Molly Lowe at Pioneer Works.

The Dr. S. Stevan Dweck Cultural Center is located in the Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Branch at 10 Grand Army Plaza. For more information, see the library’s event listing and RSVP page.

Kara’s recent two-person show at Five Myles Gallery with Ruth Hardinger was also covered recently in a four-show review by Roger Denson on The Huffington Post, and you can find her most recent critical writings for The Brooklyn Rail at the following links:

Verba Volant Scripta Manent: Alighiero Boetti and Mel Bochner at Totah Gallery, The Brooklyn Rail, April 2016

Letter from Cairo: Ibrahim Ahmed, Pressing Fallacies, The Brooklyn Rail, Feb 2016

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