In 2012, Silvermine Galleries officially named its print collection The Gabor Peterdi International Print Collection, in honor of Silvermine’s print collection founder, Gabor Peterdi. Having started the printmaking department at Yale University, Peterdi established the National Print Biennial competition at Silvermine in 1956. The juried exhibitions, the Arts Center established the foundation of a permanent print collection through the acquisition of juror purchase awards. In subsequent years, additional prints were added to the collection via donations and bequests. The recent efforts have enabled the Galleries to conserve the collection, while actively growing its holdings.
This current exhibition features a selection from that collection that explore notions of abstraction. Included in the exhibition are works by Alexander Calder, Paul Camacho, Claire Falkenstein , Evan Lindquist, Lenny Long , Lyndal Osborne, Anne Kesler Shields, Laurie Sloan, Arthur Thrall and Oscar Zadkine.