The Weight of 21 Grams

The Opening of Katalin Rényi’s Exhibition

Katalin Rényi’s exhibition entitled 21 Grams opens at the ArtMill on 13 October. The show, which features nearly a hundred works from the artist’s oeuvre, encompasses several decades. In addition to viewing large-size aquarelle rolls, gesture paintings, and delicate, crystal clear freehand drawings, visitors can also read Rényi’s free verse. Her image spaces, saturated with blacks, reds and ochres, are interlaced with subtle touches of gold and silver – just as life’s difficulties can be peppered with moments of unconstrained, ethereal joy. Katalin Rényi, a member of the Szentendre Artist Colony and Graphic Workshop, embarks on an undertaking which requires her to take on no less than the full weight of things – of the soul – and invites anyone unafraid of being overwhelmed by such dense and sublime content to have a look around.
Photo: Katalin Rényi: Golden Spine (detail), 2011, oil on canvas, 160 × 136 cm. ©Katalin Rényi, the artist’s property ©photo: Deim Balázs