V 2008-2010 by Taro Hattori (2nd edition of V 2008-2009 by Taro Hattori) features Hattori's corrugated cardboard installation work "Oh, the Humanity," "... till that morning," "V" "Obscenity" "Purge" and light box series "1951." Stephanie Baker wrote a review of his exhibition at Swarm Gallery.
Taro Hattori’s conceptual installations respond directly to both the built and intangible elements of a specific environment. With a background in theater set design, Hattori creates installations telling stories that are activated by the presence of viewers. In his most recent work, Hattori explores the relationship between creation and destruction, finding connections between seemingly disparate forms, such as weapons and the art gallery, to interrogate the violence inherent in any symbol or system of power. As a Project Space resident, Hattori will further explore his interests in site-specificity, viewer engagement and collaboration. Hattori has exhibited and curated extensively in the Bay Area. Originally from Japan, Hattori holds an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA from Sophia University in Tokyo.