During our cross-country trip I happened to catch two phenomenal exhibitions at SITE Santa Fe. The first, pictured above, is Suzanne Bocanegra's All the Petals series. These works deconstruct 17th century paintings by Jan Brueghel the Elder. Bocanegra takes apart, petal by petal, all of the flowers in Brueghel's Sense of Smell and Flowers in a Blue Vase. (I found it useful to see the original painting). It is interesting to see the works set against a white background, and from a distance. I also appreciated a glimpse into her process seen here. And Pae White's Material Matters, in which she takes everyday objects like a thrift store decoration or crumpled up tin foil and transforms them into gigantic tapestries, was also terrific.