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Hamungaya with Jonard Villarde

Pagtilipon. Acrylic on paper. 2023 Hamungaya (Hiligaynon for fruitful or bountiful) is the solo show of Jonard Villarde at Teddy's Art Space in Roxas City. This series of paintings  traces the trajectory of fish from the net cast by fishermen to the porters and couriers who take them in woven boxes to market where it will be sold and end up on our dinner plate. The artist pays homage to the often "unseen" folk who form the chain of hands that deliver food to our table.  Pagtilipon (gathering) of fisherfolk with the tools of the trade: fishing net to catch fish, paddle, baskets to hold fish, the bountiful catch and the pole to carry the baskets of fish. Kargador. Acrylic on paper. 2023 The Kargador (porter) takes the haul in woven boxes and baskets to the courier for delivery. Note how the artist painstakingly portrays the woven boxes and baskets which he has observed since his childhood . Fish mobiles. Acrylic on paper. 2023. Couriers take the catch to market on their