Geoffrey Krawczyk describes his Focus project for the Concept/OK: Art in Oklahoma exhibition as “part dinner party, part political action” Breaking Bread is a performance that involves confronting different social, political, and cultural issues facing the Native and Non-Native communities of OK today through cooking and eating of food.
Krawczyk explained, “Both our common heritage and the challenges of today’s environment demand serious consideration and sharing a meal is an excellent way to begin. Part dinner party, part political action, the idea is to come together as people and frankly address the difficulties that stand in the way of mutual progress.”
|Geoffrey Krawczyk preparing the table|
Growing up in a family with a disabled veteran gave him an interest in the nature of sacrifice and violence and would greatly influence his art practice. In 2006, he completed his BFA at the University of Oklahoma and received his MFA in Visual Studies in 2010 from the State University of New York - Buffalo. His work has been shown in numerous galleries and locations throughout the world. Geoffrey is currently Assistant Professor of Art at Southwestern OK State University and resides in Norman.
Read more in this Art Focus Oklahoma magazine article about the Focus artists. The Concept/OK: Art in Oklahoma exhibition opens December 16, 1-5 pm at the new Tulsa Arts and Humanities Council’s Hardesty Arts Center. Through a partnership with the Charlotte Street Foundation, the Focus artists will also present their work at the La Esquina gallery in Kansas City. See www.concept-ok.org for more information.