April 19, 2012 10:30 am

The fordPROJECT gallery held an opening Tuesday night for “Form and Fancy,” a solo exhibition of Chinese ink paintings on paper by Russian-born artist Valentina Battler. The self taught painter—who is also a classically trained concert pianist—was on hand for the showing of the Asian-themed artworks, whose subjects varied from dueling beasts and Samurai warriors to tranquil landscapes and delicate figures. For more information on Battler’s work, click here.

Click through the slide show below for images from the opening.

Slide Show

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    The artist, Valentina Battler, with two of her Chinese ink paintings
    Photography: Aaron/BFAnyc.com
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    "Flamenco," left, and "Orchid"
    Photography: Aaron/BFAnyc.com
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    A long view of the gallery space
    Photography: Aaron/BFAnyc.com
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    Atmosphere on the terrace
    Photography: Aaron/BFAnyc.com
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    "Pink and Blue Paris"
    Photography: Aaron/BFAnyc.com
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    Paulette Ellison, Don Loskot, Andrea Rinaldi
    Photography: Aaron/BFAnyc.com
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    Dr. Igor Alexandrov examines "Waterfall"
    Photography: Aaron/BFAnyc.com
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    Jean-Paul Quashie, Arisce Wanzer
    Photography: Aaron/BFAnyc.com
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    "Autumn Apple"
    Photography: Aaron/BFAnyc.com
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    Anika Gakovic, Irena Dzomba
    Photography: Aaron/BFAnyc.com
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    "First Snow"
    Photography: Aaron/BFAnyc.com
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    The artist greeting well-wishers
    Photography: Aaron/BFAnyc.com
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    Katya Starodubtseva, Yumi Igarashi
    Photography: Aaron/BFAnyc.com
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    Oceana Mahoney, Marcela Carvalho
    Photography: Aaron/BFAnyc.com
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