Specializing in Contemporary Hand-made Prints
The New Leaf Gallery is a collaboration focused on the sharing and enjoyment of contemporary hand-made prints. Set up by Matt Brown and Taryn Fisher in the fall of 2020, we used to manage things from a location at 11 Roxbury St. in Keene, NH and are now moving to a new location in Weybridge, VT: 1787 Quaker Village Rd.
Though printmaking uses the same vocabulary as all 2D art (shape, color, pattern, space, and line), makers of prints employ a third matrix (a plate, screen, set of carved woodblocks, a sheet of linoleum) to make their imagery. Working with this matrix encourages an art-making conversation emphasizing process. Through this process the work “talks back" and plays a formative role in its own creation. Often completed in batches over months or years, print editions offer opportunity for experiment, for practice, for editing, for responding to input and feedback over time.