Taking Stock  


Public Record at
curated by Murray Horne
for the Pittsburgh Biennial 2014

812 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Gallery Crawl & Opening Reception,
September 26, 2014 - 5:30 PM

Rafael Abreu-Canedo
Matthew Biederman
Aljosa Abrahamsberg,
Marko Peljhan
& Brian Springer
Carolina Loyola-Garcia
Paolo Pedercini
Caroline Record
Martha Rial
Paul Rosenblatt
Susanne Slavick
Two Girls Working


What are men thinking? About themselves, their families, their jobs, their lives, their bodies, their future, their fathers, their sons, their lovers, their mothers, their sisters, their religion, their sexuality, their gender, their death? What is important to them and why? When do they feel like they have made contributions that mean something to them, to others? What is considered when making life decisions?

These questions intrigue us. Although the way men are portrayed by themselves and others has certainly expanded, the stereotype of men only caring about sex, money, sports, and gadgets (not necessarily in that order) abounds. That is certainly not the picture of the men we know in our lives. Our relatives, colleagues, and partners all seem more complicated than that.

But how to get to those stories? This work asks men to respond to the question “what do you do that makes you feel valuable?”

In The News:
Read today's article "Let's Talk About Art: Two Girls Working" By Joe Bisciotti in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Guillermo Perez
Guillermo Perez

Ken Spruill
Ken Spruill

Mark Hayward
Mark Hayward

Douglas Ward
Steve Stelling


Two Girls Working will continue to interview men and boys throughout the run of this exhibition. If you want to participate and respond to the question what do you do that makes you feel valuable? email the artists:

Two Girls Working received state arts funding support for this exhibition through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Theo George
Theo George

Jeffrey Smith
Jeffrey Smith

Sean Beaufort
Sean Beauford

Nathan Davidson
Nathan and Silas Davidson

Douglas Ward
Douglas Ward