About the Book
A book collecting images of Matthew Ballou's 16 mezzotint suite based on the biblical text of Lamentations 3, verses 1 through 20. Beyond images of the work, the book contains an essay about the suite and documentation of the copper plates used in creating the original prints. Also, several photographs show the work installed at Gordon College's Barrington Center for the Arts in February and March 2011.
Matthew Ballou is an artist originally from New York, now living in Columbia, Missouri where he holds a position as Assistant Teaching Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of Missouri. He received a BFA from the School of Art Institute of Chicago in 2001, and an MFA from Indiana University-Bloomington in 2005. His work has been recently exhibited in Belgium, Seattle, WA, Boston, MA, and Louisville, KY. Matt is also a writer, and his essay “Second Horizon: The Changing Vision of Odd Nerdrum” was the featured article in the Summer 2006 edition of Image Journal.