Noelle Mason

TimeOut Chicago by Ruth Lopez

Snug as a bug
Polvo’s “echelon: who is watching you?” is a provocative group show addressing the issue of government surveillance. Artist Noelle Mason designed a wool carpet, Ground Control (left), using thermal imagery of the border taken by NASA. She hired Mexico-based textile artists to make the rug in exchange for the amount of money it would cost a family of four to be illegally transported across the U.S./Mex border.—Ruth Lopez

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