Cover

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Half Title, Title Page, Copyright

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Contents

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pp. v-vi

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Introduction

Daniel White

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pp. 1-8

Dale Kennington is an artist whose work has stretched across many decades of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. She has a significant amount of work in private collections and many notable public collections of art throughout the Southeast. Kennington calls her paintings “merged memories,” even likening them to myths. Her body of work is Contemporary Realism, and has the human regard of Regionalism, ...

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Intuition, Observation, Invention, Ambivalence: A Conversation with Dale Kennington

Kristen Miller Zohn

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pp. 9-14

Kristen Miller Zohn: Dale, it is such a delight to be speaking with you in preparation for Grandeur of the Everyday: The Paintings of Dale Kennington. This is quite a milestone in your career.

Dale Kennington: I am thrilled to be honored with a large-scale color monograph. Sometimes I still shake my head and can’t believe it’s happening to me. ...

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Common Rituals: The Paintings of Dale Kennington

Rebecca Brantley

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pp. 15-24

Dale Kennington (born 1935) lives and works in Dothan, Alabama. Her works vary from conventional easel paintings on canvas to freestanding wooden screens. Kennington works in her studio on a consistent schedule, painting from memory and photographic source material. Beginning in the morning and ending well after midday, she steps away from a work and leaves its unresolved passages for the next morning and its promise of renewed clarity. ...

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Artist Statement

Dale Kennington

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pp. 25-26

I am an artist who begins each painting without knowing what it will look like . . . where it will end. I usually begin with the background and work my way forward. This sounds so simple . . . but it’s not. It rarely works the first time or the second . . . or the third. I learn something each time. ...

Paintings

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pp. 27-114

Selected Exhibitions, Collections, and Awards

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pp. 115-118

Selected Bibliography

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pp. 119-120

Contributors

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p. 121