Our location in Keene, NH opened on Friday Nov. 20. For an appt. text 978-985-4720.

Last Updated: March 5, 2021

Focusing on the Creation, Sharing, and Enjoyment of Handmade Prints

The New Leaf Gallery is a collaboration by Matt Brown & Taryn Fisher concentrating on the sharing of contemporary handmade prints. We manage things from a location in Keene, NH.

Though printmaking uses the same vocabulary of all 2-d art (shape, color, pattern, space, and line), making prints often involves more process than other art forms. Makers of handmade prints employ a third matrix (a plate, a screen, a sheet of linoleum, a set of carved woodblocks) to make their imagery. Because prints exist in multiples there may be more opportunities for the work to "talk back" and play formative roles in its own creation. Printmakers often create a paper trail as witness to the development of their art. Sometimes printmakers utilize assistance from others in the manufacture of their work. Often printmakers enlist the help of an audience, an opportunity facilitated by the fact prints live out their lives in multiples.

Our principal home is a second floor space in Keene on Central Square, but the gallery walls we envisage include pop-up locations beyond this location. Empty store-fronts, restaurant interiors, this online portal you are now visiting, all these are explorations planned and contemplated in our gallery effort to bring more focus to the art of handmade prints.

Follow progress of our efforts in the Exhibits and the Events sections of this web-site.

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