Joe Cory

Joe Cory


“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).

 The exhibition is on display at the Evelyn Burrow Museum at Wallace State Community College, Hanceville, Alabama from February 17 - April 14, 2017; Sojourn Community Church, Louisville, KY from October 29 - December 3, 2017; and Still Point Gallery, Alpharetta, GA from January - March, 2018. 

A full-color catalog with essay will accompany the exhibition.

The Out of the Depths exhibition is available to tour with institutions interested in sponsoring and hosting. For more information contact, Joe Cory at 

Exhibition sponsors include: Wallace State Community College, The Evelyn Burrow Museum, and The Cathedral Church of the Advent (Birmingham, AL).

Image: "Mirage" (detail) by Joe Cory