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Rita Deanin Abbey

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Discover a multidisciplinary artist known for painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, porcelain enamel fired on steel, stained glass, and computer art. Abbey is known for her abstract expressionism, figures, landscapes, and non-objective subject matter.

"The infinite wonder of nature has had the greatest influence on my work. I have explored desert landscapes and have been deeply affected by rock formations, vistas, sunsets, plants and wildlife, rivers, and the colors and textures of secret canyons. These places communicate and resonate with my nature.” ~ Rita Deanin Abbey

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Holocaust, 1998-2000
14 ft. 3 in. x 17 ft. 3 in. x 10 ft. 10 in.
Concrete base: 2 ft. x 12 ft. 6 in. x 5 ft. 3 in. - 4.5 tons
Art Series: Holocaust/Stainless Steel Sculpture and Steel Maquette 1991, 1998–2000

© Robert Rock Belliveau and Rita Deanin Abbey Foundation

Artist’s Statement
Two triangles, symbolizing the Star of David, comprise the main sections of the sculpture, “Holocaust.” The stability of the base triangle signifies the history of the strength and endurance of the Jewish people. The base triangle is interrupted by the mass of a stepped plane, which represents the catastrophic, systematic annihilation during the Holocaust. The arm, emerging from the base triangle, connects the displaced second triangle of the Star, which hovers and anticipates reunification. These indestructible elements are eternally bound together by faith and depict the passage from despair to survival and enlightenment. #HolocaustRemembranceDay #holocaustsculpture #holocaustremembrance #holocaustremembranceday #holocaustart #holocaust

Holocaust, 1998-2000
14 ft. 3 in. x 17 ft. 3 in. x 10 ft. 10 in.
Concrete base: 2 ft. x 12 ft. 6 in. x 5 ft. 3 in. - 4.5 tons
Art Series: Holocaust/Stainless Steel Sculpture and Steel Maquette 1991, 1998–2000

© Robert Rock Belliveau and Rita Deanin Abbey Foundation

Artist’s Statement
Two triangles, symbolizing the Star of David, comprise the main sections of the sculpture, “Holocaust.” The stability of the base triangle signifies the history of the strength and endurance of the Jewish people. The base triangle is interrupted by the mass of a stepped plane, which represents the catastrophic, systematic annihilation during the Holocaust. The arm, emerging from the base triangle, connects the displaced second triangle of the Star, which hovers and anticipates reunification. These indestructible elements are eternally bound together by faith and depict the passage from despair to survival and enlightenment. #HolocaustRemembranceDay #holocaustsculpture #holocaustremembrance #holocaustremembranceday #holocaustart #holocaust
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“Abbey has conducted penetrating excursions into figurative work throughout her life, the obvious outcome of her classical training and a practice contributing to her understanding of structure and form. But the core concern of her life’s work to which she always returns is the land—a basic relationship manifesting itself in all of the aforementioned materials and media.” 
~ William L. Fox, Mapping, the Empty, 1991, P. 34.

“Abbey has conducted penetrating excursions into figurative work throughout her life, the obvious outcome of her classical training and a practice contributing to her understanding of structure and form. But the core concern of her life’s work to which she always returns is the land—a basic relationship manifesting itself in all of the aforementioned materials and media.”
~ William L. Fox, Mapping, the Empty, 1991, P. 34.
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Portrait of Rita Deanin Abbey, in 1971 with her newly installed commission "Wall of Creation," at Temple Beth Sholom, Las Vegas, NV. To see more of her works, schedule your visit at (702) 658-5097 by appointment only, or book online https://rda-museum.square.site/

Portrait of Rita Deanin Abbey, in 1971 with her newly installed commission "Wall of Creation," at Temple Beth Sholom, Las Vegas, NV. To see more of her works, schedule your visit at (702) 658-5097 by appointment only, or book online https://rda-museum.square.site/ ...

Brundage Meadow, 1-13
Watercolor, graphite on paper
9 x 12 inches
Art Series: Brundage Meadow/Watercolor and Poems 1-13 (McCall, Idaho) 1984
© Robert Rock Belliveau and Rita Deanin Abbey Foundation

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Brundage Meadow, 1-13
Watercolor, graphite on paper
9 x 12 inches
Art Series: Brundage Meadow/Watercolor and Poems 1-13 (McCall, Idaho) 1984
© Robert Rock Belliveau and Rita Deanin Abbey Foundation

#art #artist #artwork #painting #beautiful #style #arte #happy #artoftheday #instadaily #instaart #paint #drawings #colors #watercolor  #artofinstagram #abstractart #arte #paintingoftheday #artandpoetry
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"My imagery emerges from the creative process, from the exploration of diverse materials, from compositional elements, and from many years of living in desert regions.  Observations and forces from nature and from within, are constituents of my art, ongoing search, and focus." Rita Deanin Abbey

Zen Moon, 1/2, 1992
Computer painting on Thermowax paper
10 1/8 x 14 inches
Art Series: Computer Paintings 1991-1995
© Robert Rock Belliveau and Rita Deanin Abbey Foundation
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"My imagery emerges from the creative process, from the exploration of diverse materials, from compositional elements, and from many years of living in desert regions. Observations and forces from nature and from within, are constituents of my art, ongoing search, and focus." Rita Deanin Abbey

Zen Moon, 1/2, 1992
Computer painting on Thermowax paper
10 1/8 x 14 inches
Art Series: Computer Paintings 1991-1995
© Robert Rock Belliveau and Rita Deanin Abbey Foundation
#lasvegasmuseum #computerart #womenartists #lasvegasartists #contemporaryartist #contemporaryart #femaleartist #artistsoninstagram #artofinstagram #contemporarypainting #lasvegasartist #womeninart⁠ #artlovers #femalesculptor #lasvegasmuseum #abstractart #artmuseum #lasvegas #nevadaartist #desertspace #desertspaces #poetrylovers
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As filmy veils blur the edges
And light creeps into unexpected spaces,
Pulling purple into darkened crevices,
Reminding me of unseen cells,
Of mysterious forms within
The abstract power of life . . . and death
In the larger dimension.
~Rita Deanin Abbey, "Will Fall Into Eternity." "Seeds Yet Ever Secret," Gan Or, 2013, p. 28., line 8.

Desert Rain, 1970
Acrylic on canvas
60 x 80 inches
Art Series: Desert Space Series (Paintings)
© Robert Rock Belliveau and Rita Deanin Abbey Foundation
#lasvegasmuseum #lasvegasmuseum #acryliconcanvas #womenartists #lasvegasartists #contemporaryartist #contemporaryart #femaleartist #artistsoninstagram #artofinstagram #contemporarypainting #lasvegasartist #womeninart⁠ #artlovers #femalesculptor #lasvegasartist #lasvegasmuseum #abstractart #artmuseum #lasvegas #nevadaartist #acryliconcanvas #desertspace #desertspaces #poetrylovers

As filmy veils blur the edges
And light creeps into unexpected spaces,
Pulling purple into darkened crevices,
Reminding me of unseen cells,
Of mysterious forms within
The abstract power of life . . . and death
In the larger dimension.
~Rita Deanin Abbey, "Will Fall Into Eternity." "Seeds Yet Ever Secret," Gan Or, 2013, p. 28., line 8.

Desert Rain, 1970
Acrylic on canvas
60 x 80 inches
Art Series: Desert Space Series (Paintings)
© Robert Rock Belliveau and Rita Deanin Abbey Foundation
#lasvegasmuseum #lasvegasmuseum #acryliconcanvas #womenartists #lasvegasartists #contemporaryartist #contemporaryart #femaleartist #artistsoninstagram #artofinstagram #contemporarypainting #lasvegasartist #womeninart⁠ #artlovers #femalesculptor #lasvegasartist #lasvegasmuseum #abstractart #artmuseum #lasvegas #nevadaartist #acryliconcanvas #desertspace #desertspaces #poetrylovers
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