This is the official ebook version of Eric Dyer's 2013 MFA Thesis at California College of the Arts (CCA).
In my work there are physical obstructions, as the viewer is unable to see all sides of an installation or sculpture at once. In this thesis, I discuss how these physical obstructions play a role in my paintings and installations, which primarily consist of urban and suburban found material. I will also consider the theoretical discussion of obstructions to perception that I find relevant in contemporary art discourse.
I use objects that are familiar to Americans, dealing with issues surrounding authority, interpretation, the implication of those object’s use in art, and our sources of information.