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Witness the journey of artist Washington Chavez trying to land a show, and break into the NYC art world.
See video
Witness the journey of artist Washington Chavez trying to land a show, and break into the NYC art world.
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Artist's Statement

I’ve been most reactive to daily symbolism and icon; mass marketing and television; offers and demands. Some of these are visual in essence, utilizing dramatic color, composition, subliminal placement and text; voice-overs and FAST-FAST-FAST imagery – wealth, sex, beauty; all that is desirable in this world is made a suggestion to mass consciousness. In spite of this mass media marketing we are left wandering in a sea of confusion, alone-ness and the isolation we have succeeded in building around us as individuals. I am striving at an art that addresses this and has its own IMPACT!

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So Many Galleries documents countless visits to New York art galleries by artist Washington Chavez, who's in search of making a connection and landing a show. A Parsons-trained painter and artist, Chavez has lived and showed in various venues in the 5 boroughs of New York, but while looking for a solo show in Manhattan, he takes along a small video camera to record the experience of soliciting the old-fashioned way; going door-to-door. So Many Galleries puts the viewer in the shoes of the artist, condensing the reactions and advice of the gallery owners and employees into a humorous montage.