Richard Croft, Helen Kerr, Paul Croft
F.E. McWilliam Gallery and Studio, Banbridge
14 December 2013 - 15 February 2014
In his catalogue essay, Art in the Croft Family, Northern Irish artist Joe McWilliams likens a family of artists to 'a mini art movement.' He suggests that although their works are, 'self- evidently different, there are many, apparent similarities, overlaps and influences.'
This exhibition was the first time that the painter Richard Croft, his wife, the textile artist Helen Kerr, and their son Master Printer Paul Croft had exhibited together. The exhibition, Shared Inheritance, which opened at the F.E.McWilliam Gallery & Studio, Banbridge in December 2013, provided an opportunity to identify and examine some of these connections and influences through the media of painting, print and textiles.
An accompanying catalogue Shared Inheritance (ISBN 978-1-908455-1-9) with introductions and essaies by Amanda Croft and Joe McWilliams is available from The F.E. McWilliam Gallery and Studio. http://www.femcwilliam.com/Home.aspx