Hysteria & Disaster art show at Maison Bertaux, Soho, London

Hysteria and Disaster art show at Maison Bertaux, Soho, London, 12th March 2014

Last night, I went along to the private view for the Hysteria & Disaster art show in the splendid Maison Bertaux gallery/ patisserie in Greek Street, Soho.

Hysteria and Disaster art show at Maison Bertaux, Soho, London, 12th March 2014

The exhibition took place on two locations within the shop, with the all-girl collective HYSTERIA (Collagism, Aida Wilde and Shuby) showing their work in a particularly hot basement area, and Jeffrey Disaster exhibiting in the upstairs dining area.

Hysteria and Disaster art show at Maison Bertaux, Soho, London, 12th March 2014

The small gallery space was too packed to grab many photos of Hysteria’s arresting collage and screen-printwork, but I liked the brash, colourful, 80s-inspired iconography.

Hysteria and Disaster art show at Maison Bertaux, Soho, London, 12th March 2014

Hysteria and Disaster art show at Maison Bertaux, Soho, London, 12th March 2014

The building is wonderful, with oodles of original features.

Hysteria and Disaster art show at Maison Bertaux, Soho, London, 12th March 2014

Jeffrey Disaster’s paintings, montages and installations took over the top floor , stairwell and even the toilet.

Mixing original brush work with Victorian ephemera, sheet music, flowers and found objects, Disaster’s style is instantly recognisable

Hysteria and Disaster art show at Maison Bertaux, Soho, London, 12th March 2014

Hysteria and Disaster art show at Maison Bertaux, Soho, London, 12th March 2014

Hysteria and Disaster art show at Maison Bertaux, Soho, London, 12th March 2014

Hysteria and Disaster art show at Maison Bertaux, Soho, London, 12th March 2014

Hysteria and Disaster art show at Maison Bertaux, Soho, London, 12th March 2014

Hysteria and Disaster art show at Maison Bertaux, Soho, London, 12th March 2014

Hysteria and Disaster art show at Maison Bertaux, Soho, London, 12th March 2014

Hysteria and Disaster art show at Maison Bertaux, Soho, London, 12th March 2014

Hysteria and Disaster art show at Maison Bertaux, Soho, London, 12th March 2014

Hysteria and Disaster art show at Maison Bertaux, Soho, London, 12th March 2014

Hysteria and Disaster art show at Maison Bertaux, Soho, London, 12th March 2014

Hysteria and Disaster art show at Maison Bertaux, Soho, London, 12th March 2014

Al fresco diners enjoying the fare at London’s oldest (and quite possibly best) patisserie.

Hysteria & Disaster art show at Maison Bertaux, Soho, London

Details:

Open to public from 13 March to 15 June 2014
28 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D 5DQ
Presented by Hooligan Art Dealer, Tania Wade

Maison Bertaux website.