Ina Jardiolin’s first solo exhibit Stripped is currently on view at Kaida Contemporary Gallery. The 25-year-old graduate of the UP College of Fine Arts tackles the fluid nature of human sexuality and gender.
The figures in the paintings possess both male and female qualities. “The roles we play are defined by what is born between our legs,” Ina notes. “To be successful at the feminine, one must act maternal, reserved, quiet and soft. To be successful at the masculine, one must be strong, bold and adventurous, unafraid of pain. But who decided that one’s genitals define one’s role in life?”
Stripped: A Solo Exhibit runs until October 20. Kaida Contemporary Gallery is on Scout Madrinian in South Triangle, QC.