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Humaira Abid's "Searching for Home"

Artist Humaira Abid and the MAC's Kayla Tackett discuss Abid's solo exhibition

Conceptual artist Humaira Abid and Kayla Tackett, the director of Exhibitions and Collections at the NW Museum of Arts and Culture, entered the KPBX studio to talk to E.J. Iannelli about the opening of Abid's solo exhibition, "Searching for Home," at the museum this weekend.

Abid offered detail on the time-consuming and painstaking labor that was involved in carving the wooden sculptures that feature in the exhibition. Life-sized suitcases, piles of bricks and barbed-wire fences—all carved meticulously from wood—are some of the individual installations that comprise "Searching for Home."

In addition, Abid shed some light on her own background, including her migration from Pakistan to the US in 2008 as well as her professional path as an artist that initially deviated from her parents' ambitions for her.

Tackett explained why the MAC chose "Searching for Home" and what she sees as the unique and compelling qualities of Abid's art.

"Searching for Home" opens this Saturday (April 1) at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture and runs through August 6. More information on the exhibition is available at the MAC's website.

E.J. Iannelli is Spokane Public Radio's Arts and Music Director