Recent News and Events

Photo by Fadi BouKaram

Photo by Fadi BouKaram

Joe Cory joins the CIVA Board

Joe Cory was recently elected to serve on the Christian’s in the Visual Arts (CIVA) Board of Directors. CIVA is a national arts organization of 2500+ members founded in 1979 to help artists, collectors, critics, professors, historians, pastors and arts professionals explore the profound relationship between art and faith. The four-year term began in June and runs through 2021.

Joe Cory's work mentioned in Image Journal Issue 92

Thanks to Rachel Hostetter Smith for mentioning my work in her essay "Still Mending: South Africa between the Shadow and the Light" which is featured in the current issue of Image Journal. Click here to read the essay. 


Between the Shadow & the Light at Still Point Gallery in Alpharetta, GA

I will be speaking at the reception for the "Between the Shadow & the Light" exhibition at the Still Point Gallery in Alpharetta, GA (greater Atlanta area). The reception is Friday August 7th from 7 pm - 9 pm. The Still Point Gallery is located at 3755 Mansell Road, Alpharetta, GA 30022. 


Out of the Depths Exhibition

“Out of the Depths” is a collaborative traveling art exhibition that investigates the current migrant crisis from the perspective of a Lebanese street photographer (Fadi BouKaram, Beirut, Lebanon) and an American painter (Joe Cory, Birmingham, Alabama). In the exhibit powerful images of the middle east are juxtaposed with paintings based on filtered information mediated by American news sources. Motifs of water and navigational symbols further pervade the imagery, as viewers are challenged to rethink their assumptions about what it means to be living in the Middle East and a refugee. The exhibition is curated by Matt Schneider (Birmingham, Alabama). 


Samford Faculty Development Grant

Joe Cory was awarded a 2017-18 Faculty Development Grant by Samford University. The competitive grant will provide funding for his project "Out of the Depths: An Exhibition of Painting and Photography Exploring the Complex Nature of Middle East Migrants." The exhibition is scheduled to be on view from February 16th to May 1st at the Evelyn Burrow Museum at Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, AL. 


"Through My Lens" | South Bend Art Museum, South Bend, IN

Joe Cory's photograph "Margot, 2013" is included in the exhibition "Through My Lens" at the South Bend Art Museum in South Bend, IN. The exhibition scheduled in October and November 2017 coincides with the museum's exhibition "Through the Looking Glass: Daguerreotype Masterworks from the Dawn of Photography."  

"Elegy" Exhibition | Genema Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Joe Cory will have five paintings in the exhibition "Elegy" at the Genema Gallery in Atlanta, GA. The exhibition is curated by Stephen Watson and is scheduled to run from June 21st through August 5th 2016. 

2016-17 Between the Shadow and the Light Exhibition Dates

Joe Cory's artwork is included in the traveling exhibition Between the Shadow and the Light. The exhibition, curated by Rachel Hostetter Smith, features the work of 10 North American and 10 southern African artists who participated in the 2013 R5: South Africa Project, in South Africa. The project was cosponsored by the Nagel Institute of Calvin College and the Lilly Fellows Program for Humanities and the Arts.

Exhibitions in 2016 and 2017 include:

Olson Gallery, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN, February 2016 | Asbury Art Gallery, Asbury University, Wilmore, KY, April 2016 | Tull Hall Art Gallery, Central Presbyterian Church, in cooperation with Columbia Theological Seminary, Atlanta, GA, Summer 2016 | Bryan Oliver Gallery, Whitworth University, Spokane, WA, September 2016 | Schnormeier Gallery, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Mount Vernon, OH, November 2016 | De Pree Art Center and Gallery, Hope College, Holland, MI, Spring 2017 | Still Point Gallery, Zacharias Institute, Alpharetta, GA, Summer 2017 | Samford Art Gallery, Samford University, Birmingham, AL, September 2017