In gallery b, Kosemura will be showing a new series of photographs called Objects - New York where she has created a set that imitates still life paintings in the style of the Spanish painter Francisco de Zurbaran (1598-1664). Kosemura has been collecting various objects from the streets and thrift shops in New York. She only collected objects that were completely alien to her, unaware of what they are or what is their function. The process of finding these objects was sort of like being a New York archeologist for Kosemura, since it is her first time ever living in this city. Though to an American viewer these objects may be familiar, Kosemura's arrangement of them may create a sense of freshness or distance. （written by Diana Lee, Director at Dillon + Lee )
The entire installation actually consists of two distinct bodies of work in two different spaces. In one, there are series of photographs, Objects – New York that are intended to imitate still life paintings made in the style of the Spanish painter Francisco de Zurbarán.
For materials, Kosemura culled mysterious objects from detritus on the street or from thrift shops throughout the city. They consisted of both organic and inorganic matter that included handcrafted items made of metal, wood, or stone, or found pieces of bone or plants. Some objects, such as glasses or teakettles, are utilitarian; others are broken fragments that, in their useless state, emphasize the decorative aspects of antique items. Together, they formed the subject of a photographic still life series titled “Objects—New York” (all works 2016 unless otherwise stated), which was partially hung along the left wall of the townhouse’s narrow and dimly lit foyer.
(Written by Jeniffer Field, "Pendulum" on Art Asia Pacific http://artasiapacific.com/Magazine/WebExclusives/Pendulum)