Anna Boghiguian

Safar Khan Gallery

In her forty-year career as a widely respected artist, Anna Boghiguian has frequently depicted Cairo, where she was born and lives. Her 2003 book Anna’s Egypt offered a personal tour via text and artwork through the neighborhoods of that city, with briefer forays into Alexandria, home of the Greek poet Constantine Cavafy (a longtime inspiration) and other parts of the country. Boghiguian’s recent show once again focused on her homeland, along with another favorite locale, India—more specifically, on the rivers that run through them, the Nile and the Ganges.

In lieu of the densely filled drawings of people and places found in Anna’s Egypt and throughout the artist’s oeuvre, however, the work on view at Safar Khan primarily depicted scenes either unpopulated or inhabited by figures engaged in solitary activity. Many of the paintings and watercolors formed a travelogue of sorts, including

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