2020 MASTER OF FINE ARTS EXHIBITION
March 8 – April 9, 2020
The Art Gallery, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Portrait of a Moving Target features diverse works based in drawing which consider the predicament of recording an ever-changing subject; in this case, the present. Analyzing the present not just as a liminal moment, but also our historical, geographical, and cultural time today, the series of "open-ended documents" create an image of the world in the process of being observed. Together, the various works operate like a "concocted positioning system," pinpointing the here and now with a dull carpenter’s pencil.
Cody Anderson believes that art already exists all around us. His multimedia work is thus focused on mindfulness, observation, and documentation. His practice is often excessively tedious in order to amplify the absurdity and futility of his own efforts. Cody completed his BFA at the University of Wyoming in 2016. Currently, he is an MFA candidate in drawing and painting at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.