HB is a magazine, a gallery on paper, a platform—a dynamic space dedicated to contemporary drawing. We intend to showcase the work of a wide range of artists, from the hard-to-miss who have made their mark on the artistic landscape and continue to shape it, to marginalised artists, young artists whose practices move and promise, artists who draw in hiding, artists who, by sheer misfortune, have as yet enjoyed little exposure. structured so that each page threads together a set of visual sequences, HB is a space for exchange that gives precedence to imagery over text.
HB is an initiative by five artist-run centres (ARPRIM, articule, AXENÉO7, Centre CLARK, Galerie SAW Gallery) and a commercial gallery (Galerie Joyce Yahouda) that disseminate, promote and support contemporary practices in the visual arts.
HB Nº5 STRUCTURE
MICHEL BOULANGER | CHARLES-ÉTIENNE BROCHU | PHILIPPE CARON LEFEBVRE | TIFFANY CHUNG | ROBBIE CORNELISSEN | SARA GRAHAM | Nicolas Grenier | Nathan Heuer | Mark Lombardi | Qavavau Manumie | Luke Painter | Simone Rochon | Padloo Samayualie | Jorinde Voigt
Line, dot, cartography, trajectory, plan, programme, system: these are some of the elements used to articulate the drawings that make up the 5th issue of HB magazine.
Drawing is a construction in which flat plane is used to delve deeper into another space. It is a blueprint with its own objective: to exist outside of its image, whether real, invented or fantasy. Within certain...
HB Nº4 EROTICA
Patrick Bernatchez | Catherine Bolduc | Shauna Born | Shary Boyle | Michael DeForge | Annie Descôteaux | Virginie Jourdain | Véronique Lévesque-Pelletier | Paul P. | Ed Pien | Annie Pootoogook | Kananginak Pootoogook | Jean-Luc Verna
Like fantasy, eroticism is an imaginary construction, the creation of intimate images depicting an activity that must usually take place behind the scenes – the “obscene,” as derived from the Latin term obscena. However, eroticism is not exclusively linked to obscenity or to fantasy. It can be pornographic in close-up or be sentimental, viewed from a hazy, removed perspective. We associate...
Afshin Matlabi | Lucas Di Pascuale | Jean-Michel Leclerc | Paola Gaviria | Raimond Chaves | Gilda Mantilla | Caroline Boileau | Maria Luque | Claudia Del Río | Julie Ouellet | Osvaldo Ramirez Castillo
It is with great pleasure that we present HB Nº3. For this issue, HB’s team collaborated with Argentinian curator Pamela Desjardins to propose a dialogue between artists from Quebec and south America. In the context of this collaboration, we were particularly interested in drawings that examine the body as territory. HB Nº3 is thus a rich collection of political and intimist works that present...
HB Nº 2
Sophie Jodoin | Carl Trahan | Bernard Gamoy | Hugo Gaudet-Dion | Pierre Durette | Mario Doucette | Coco Riot | Mathieu Beauséjour | Fred Laforge | Guillaume Adjutor | Massimo Guerrera | Emilie Roby | Jim Holyoak | Max Wyse | Alisha Piercy | Gwenessa Lam
Above all, we’d like to thank all those who enthusiastically embraced the arrival on the scene of HB, a new magazine on drawing. The success garnered from the first issue – so warmly received from Montreal to New York and throughout several regions of Quebec and Canada – bodes well for the continuation of the project.
We hereby present...
HB Nº 1
Shuvinai Ashoona | Elmyna Bouchard | Josée Dubeau | Patrice Duhamel | Michelle Furlong | Kim Kielhofner | Martin Lord | François Morelli | Adrian Norvid | Marigold Santos | Matt Shane | Winnie Truong | Balint Zsako
We are proud to present the first edition of HB, a magazine, a gallery on paper, a platform – a dynamic space dedicated to contemporary drawing. Our intention is to showcase the work of key artists who have left a mark on the art world and who continue to shape it; the work of individuals who draw in private; the work of artists who have not yet had the...