Sex, pies and Soho-based cakes

Sex, symbolism and sumptuous food are taking centre stage at a new show from all-girl art and design collective Hysteria.

Collage work by Hysteria
Collage work by Hysteria

The exhibition, opening next week, is fittingly staged at patisserie-cum-gallery Maison Bertaux, in perennially sexualized Soho.

A Hysteria installation
A Hysteria installation

According to organisers, the show will combine ‘mayhem and delight’, displaying works in media including screen-printing, collage and installation.

The works are all inspired by the relationship between food, sex, gender and symbolism, combining such diverse insignia as  ‘eggs, legs, bananas, bunnies and bold iconography’, according to Hysteria.

Let's hear it for the girls!
Let’s hear it for the girls!

The collective is made up of artists under the names Collagism, Aida Wilde and Shuby, showing their work alongside the equally amusingly-monikered Jeffrey Disaster.

Work by Hysteria on Brick Lane, east London
Work by Hysteria on Brick Lane, east London

According to organisers, the show, which spans two floors, ‘promises riotous visual misconduct and infamous bad behavior using mainstream, historical and religious imagery’.

Throughout the exhibition’s tenure, the Hysteria crew will be running a series of workshops and high tea events, giving visitors and insight into their practice.

Hysteria runs from 13 March – 15 June at Maison Bertaux, 28 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D

The exhibition flyer
The exhibition flyer

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