NEW YORK, NY.- Lichtundfire
is presenting The Power of One, Bobbie Moline-Kramers second solo exhibition at the gallery. Moline-Kramers new series of paintings is accompanied by suspended 3-D-printed sculptures, hanging lines that are based on each one of her paintings, depicting individuals that changed the world- presently and in the past. Based on both astronomy and astrology, Moline-Kramers mixed-media star chart paintings are individual portraits revealing and pointing to the power that a singular person posses to have a wide-reaching positive impact on our humanity that changes the until then anticipated course of history.
In the artists own words:
The concept of this body of work is twofold: the wonder of our world and the power of one person to change that world.
When I was still in my early teens, I discovered through the Vietnam protest movement the power of one person to change the course of history, to change the world; that lesson has stayed with me. The people I most admire are those individuals whose passion for a cause has governed both their business and personal lives, who have lived both in the spotlight and the shadows. Ive chosen a broad spectrum of leaders in different fields, varying ages, varying times to show the endless possibilities of potential individualism combined with a powerful passion for change. Jesus, a radical, gentle agitator whose philosophy mines the power of passive resistance and active belief; Ruth Bader Ginsberg, an ardent feminist whose belief in fairness combined activism with the law; Stacy Abrams, a black legend in the fight for voting rights for all who is succeeding against all odds; Greta Thunberg, an autistic teenager whose passion for the earths health has spawned a wide environmental movement that crosses country borders; John F. Kennedy, a charismatic political leader who inspired generations to give back and to ask what you can do for your country; and Dolly Parton, a music icon whose donations to Vanderbilt University of Medicine, helped make the breakthrough science for the Covid-19 vaccine possible.
In this time of strife, obstinance, and contention it helps me to look up, to see the beauty and wonder of the natural world, to look towards the stars. When I decided to paint my own stars it seemed natural to frame them with their own personal references, birth, death and in some cases both as well as astrological symbols from their charts. In the 3-D sculptures, each hanging line is made of abstract shapes; they are etchings in 3 dimensions filled with parts from a persons painting each line represents one painting.
Contextually, Moline-Kramers paintings inhabit a world that stretches from Carl Jungs concept of the universal consciousness to modern day astrology and witchcraft. Her sculptures that are hanging from the gallerys ceiling comprised of 12 separate 3-D printed translucent abstract shapes with image details from a specific painting in the exhibit are reminiscent of objects of worship. Moline-Kramers new body of work elucidates the synergy between the science of facts and the belief in legends and symbols; this creates a moment captured in time that is at once shared with all of humanity while reflecting that persons beliefs and the world both they and the viewer inhabit.