Bobbie Moline-Kramer “The Power of One”


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[Image: Bobbie Moline-Kramer "Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Washington DC, 2020" (2021) oil, acrylic and gold on wood panel 24 x 24 in.]

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Lichtundfire presents The Power of One, Bobbie Moline-Kramer’s second solo exhibition at the gallery. Moline-Kramer’s 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-Kramer’s 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 artist’s 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. I’ve 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 earth’s 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 person’s painting – each line represents one painting. “

Contextually, Moline-Kramer’s paintings inhabit a world that stretches from Carl Jung’s concept of the universal consciousness to modern day astrology and witchcraft. Her sculptures that are hanging from the gallery’s 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-Kramer’s 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 person’s beliefs and the world both they and the viewer inhabit.



from October 06, 2021 to November 30, 2021

Opening Reception on 2021-10-07 from 17:30 to 20:30

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