Monday, March 10, 2014

Studio Visit /Preview 'Hysteria' At Maison Bertaux, Soho


Following on from their vibrant site specific installation at the The Vestibule Gallery back in October, all girl collective Hysteria return with a new body of work for their upcoming exhibition of the same name at Soho's legendary patisserie Maison Bertaux. The UK collective of artists Shuby, Aida and Collagism will take over the patisserie's gallery space with a series of large scale joint panel works, collages and prints featuring each of the artists signature trademark images and icons brought together in the collaborative one-off artworks.

We caught up with the collective at one of their studios in Hackney Wick earlier last month as they began the process of screen printing, cutting and painting all the images and elements which have been used to create the works. Wonky Cats, Wild Cats, Rainbow Iced Turbans, Bananas, Female Icons,  animal prints and pink poodles were among some of the imagery we captured during our visit to the studio.


"Their new body of work explores their relationship between food, sex, gender and symbolism. Their interpretation of celebrity subversion devours pop culture serving it up in as explosive dish of delectable proportions. 

This two floor exhibition promises riots visual misconduct and infamous bad behaviour using mainstream, historical and religious imagery all to be enjoyed with the sumptuous taste of Maison Bertaux’s legendary tea and cakes."

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A number of workshops with the artists are planned, as well as a very special High Tea with HYSTERIA, providing a rare insight into their collaborative workings. For the latest info on these workshops and event be sure to follow HYSTERIA on Twitter @hysteriaart @aidaprints @collagism and @shubyart 

The Hysteria exhibition opens with a private view on the 12th March, starting at 8pm - 10pm.
Open to public from 13 March to 15 June 2014.

Maison Bertaux — 28 Greek Street— Soho — London — W1D 5DQ

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