This weekends Second Saturday Art Walk offers avian attacks, glitzy Latin flavor, and uncanny word play. Beginning at 6 p.m., Taro Hattori conjures a vision of a postapocalyptic world. Menacing clouds of birds blot out the sun, and the darkened landscape is scattered with the skeletal armatures of mans fallen flying machines. The artists solo show, Where Do Birds Go Off to Die, on view at Black Square Gallery, features a sprawling installation of Hattoris trademark zeppelin-shaped cardboard objects, photography, video, text, and light-based works. Together they suggest the moment when civilization fades and avian culture asserts itself atop the pyramid in the natural order. His pieces vertigo-inducing pieces include flocks of black birds swooping overhead throughout the gallery space.
Sat., June 11, 6 p.m., 2011