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Barroso, who trained as a printmaker, constructs his sculptures from used wood printing blocks that are themselves made from everyday materials such as plywood packing cases. In Internet de madera, the artist has created a “third world Internet” from carved plywood: a printed scroll serves as a “screen” that the viewer/user can move by manually turning the levers on the side. The consumerist use of the Internet is emphasized, though the series of photographs displayed on the “screen” were taken in the street markets in Cuba, thus conflating the fantasy of e-commerce with the reality of everyday transactions. This hybrid Internet machine/cash register is full of comical references to the high-tech global world to which Cubans have little access. For example, a credit card (American credit cards are illegal in Cuba) made of wood and carved with the word fantasía (“fantasy”) and a wooden 3 1/2–inch floppy disk both lie on the keyboard. 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The bolero supplies a sugary sweet, abundantly smooth musical background to the sordid experiences and disagreements depicted here in hostile cities or messy rooms—locations marked by grotesque and tragic qualities—or in landscapes sketched under lead-gray clouds.”", "Dedication" : "Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Gift of Fran Magee and Gallery 106, 2003", "Copyright_Type" : "", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "print", "Creation_Place2" : "Cuban", "Department" : "Prints and Drawings; Latin American Art", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/2003.89.11-12.tif", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/2003.89.11-12.tif", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/2003.89.11-12.tif", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/2003.89.11-12.tif", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "2955", "Image_Type" : "", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] },{ "embark_ID" : 19600, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/19600", "Disp_Access_No" : "2010.95", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "2001", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "2001", "_Disp_End_Date" : "2001", "Disp_Title" : "Toy", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "Toy", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Tonel", "Sort_Artist" : "Tonel", "Disp_Dimen" : "40.4 cm x 30.4 cm (15 7/8 in. x 11 15/16 in.)", "Disp_Height" : "40.4 cm", "Disp_Width" : "30.4 cm", "Dimen_Extent" : "sheet", "Medium" : "Watercolor and black ink", "Support" : "", "Disp_Medium" : "Watercolor and black ink", "Info_Page_Comm" : "", "Dedication" : "Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Gift of Fran Magee, 2010", "Copyright_Type" : "", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "drawing", "Creation_Place2" : "Cuban", "Department" : "Prints and Drawings; Latin American Art", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/2010.95.tif", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/2010.95.tif", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/2010.95.tif", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/2010.95.tif", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "7855", "Image_Type" : "", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] }, ] }