March 1 - 31, 2011
Artist Reception: March 20th, 2-4 PM
Kinnelon Library
132 Kinnelon Road, Kinnelon, NJ 07405

From a Tempered Equilibrium - Joy Mancini's January show at The Gathering Of The Tribes Gallery in the East Village, NYC - to a Lyrical Equilibrium at The Kinnelon Library

March 1st through 31st, 2011. Sculptures and paintings will be on view. Artist Reception: Sunday, March 6th , from 2-4 PM.

Joy Mancini strives for a lyrical equilibrium and likes to think of suggesting optimism, beauty and well-being in her newest works. Finding inspiration from the beautiful surroundings of Kinnelon, she finds peace, contentment and harmony with her sculptures and paintings.

Three of her paintings hang in the Kinnelon Pasta Cafe (across from Pathmark). They were commissioned by the restaurant. Starting in March, there will be drawing classes there called 'Pastels and Pizza' - Mondays from 4-5:30 PM. Sign up at the restaurant.

To purchase or commission works, contact Joy by phone, 201-759-6875, or by e-mail,

December 15, 2010 - January 14, 2011
Opening Gala on January 7th
A Gathering Of The Tribes Gallery
285 E. 3rd Street, New York City

Joy Mancini’s sculptures and paintings are of the private realm, an engagement with her subconscious. Through art, she attempts to come to terms with process and to capture and resolve the central issues of the home, love, and sexuality. What surfaces in her work are emotions that range from terrifying to euphoric and an overall sense of fragility. Made of stone, the sculptures are shaped into primordial and fragmented forms moving between abstraction and representation. They resemble archaic fish, truncated bodily organs and appendages in a process of evolution or destruction. The paintings evoke a peaceful world disturbed. In one piece, naked figures float in soft pools of color while a gaping sharp-jowled fish threatens like an impeding storm on the horizon. Mancini’s work describes a paradoxical world in which threatening memories of damage are tempered by nirvana-like elements.

Joy Mancini was born in Ridgewood, New Jersey and was awarded a Bachelor’s Degree from The Parsons School of Design in 2006. Her most prominent mentor and influence was the late Louise Bourgeois, whom she met and shares the same birth date. While Mancini’s love of stone work blossomed at Parsons, her family’s stone carving tradition extends back to her grandfather’s monument business. Her early memories watching her father design monuments laid the groundwork for her strong connection to stone. Mancini has shown at art galleries in Ridgewood, NJ, the Parsons School of Design Gallery, restaurants and law offices throughout New Jersey. As an interior designer, she personalizes the spaces of her clients with original paintings, sculptures, and furniture custom made to suit their taste and lifestyle.

A Benefit for Arts Revitalization in Liberia
Creative Visions Foundation
December 11-12, 2010

9 Clinton Street, New York City
Saturday, Dec. 11th, 6pm-12am
Sunday, Dec. 12th, 12pm-4pm

Joy at Liberian Arts Benefit

Over 25 contemporary Artists from New York city and beyond are showing together in support of a project called Visions of Hope that will promote community activism, cultural revitalization, and youth particpation in the arts to transform Harper, a war torn town in the most desolate and isolated region of Liberia. Christina Mallie, a Curator and arts educator in New York City, and Laurie Reyman, a social worker currently working in Harper with an international NGO, have joined forces to direct this project which will mark a turning point in the physical and psychological landscape of Harper.

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