Press Release

On View: October 4 October 25, 2020

Saturday and Sunday 1-5PM by appointment


850 Third Avenue, Suite 411, Brooklyn, NY 11232

Key Projects is pleased to present Side to Side, Three Ways, featuring the work of Emily Berger, Manel Lledós and Kim Uchiyama, on view from October 4 through October 25, 2020. The exhibition will take place at Trestle Art Space’s Gallery 22, 850 Third Avenue, Suite 411 in the Industry City section of Brooklyn. Viewing is by appointment on Saturday and Sunday 1-5PM and on other days to be arranged by appointment. To schedule an appointment email us at In order to practice social distancing please have no more than 4 people in your party. Masks must be worn.

The artists in Side to Side, Three Ways work abstractly and all three use the repetitive element of horizontal stripes to different effect and meaning. Emily Berger’s gestural strokes are full of energy. Her horizontal stripes are accented with small vertical marks creating a rhythmic sequence with intervals of stillness. Employing a square format Manel Lledós’s edges are contained within the perimeter of the canvas. His use of straight and curved edges and varying size of horizontal bands, breaks up the surface setting up situations that play with a viewer’s perception. Kim Uchiyama’s paintings are inspired by the landscape of ancient Greece and its temples. Horizontal bands of the colors of these landscapes rest in the natural tones of the support, either canvas or linen. Yet, there is ascending movement and a sense of timelessness and space in these works.

About the artists:

Emily Berger lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. A graduate of Brown University, she received an MFA in painting from Columbia University, attended the Skowhegan School in Maine and has been awarded several art residency fellowships. Her work has been exhibited widely, and is included in many private and public collections. She is included in the traveling exhibition, Blurring Boundaries: The Women of American Abstract Artists, 1936-Present, opening in fall of 2020 at South Bend Museum of Art, Indiana, as well as the traveling exhibition, American Abstract Artists 75th Anniversary Print Portfolio. Solo exhibitions in New York City include Rhythm and Light at Walter Wickiser Gallery, New Paintings at Norte Maar gallery, and Marking Time at Scholes Street Studio. Recent exhibitions include Form and Intent at Abstract Project in Paris, France, the two-person Syncopation, at Odetta Gallery, and Salon Zurcher, 11 Women of Spirit, at Zurcher Gallery in New York City.

Manel Lledós was born in Barcelona, Catalonia (Spain) in 1955 and lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He studied at the Escola de Belles Arts de San Jordi in Barcelona, Spain. Lledós has exhibited his work throughout the Americas and Europe. Solo exhibitions include Joan Prats Gallery, New York, New York, Estudi Pere Mora and Galeria Joan Prats-Artgràfic, Barcelona, Spain. Lledós is a Professor of painting at the Art Department of Kingsborough Community College (CUNY). Awards include a fellowship from The City University of New York in 2014-2015, a PSC-CUNY (City University of New York) Research Grant in 2002 and 2000. Lledós work is in public collections, including General Electric, New York, NY, Elveiam Museum, Madison, WI, Museum of the City Hall, Barcelona, Spain and The Consulate General of Spain, New York, NY.

Kim Uchiyama was born in 1955 in Des Moines, Iowa and currently lives and works in New York. She studied at Drake University, Yale Summer School of Art and Music and the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting & Sculpture. Uchiyama’s work will be the subject of a forthcoming exhibition at Pamela Salisbury Gallery, Hudson, New York, October 2021. Other solo exhibitions include John Davis Gallery, Hudson, New York, Spazio Contemporaneo Agora’, Palermo, Italy, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, Bridgehampton, New York and Lohin Geduld Gallery, New York, New York. Uchiyama’s work has been included in many exhibitions about contemporary abstract painting and has been reviewed in The New York Times, ARTnews, The Brooklyn Rail, The New Criterion and The International Edition of the Journal of Art. Uchiyama’s work is included in numerous public and private collections in the U.S. and Europe, including the Delaware Museum of Art, Wilmington, DE, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, TX and the Beaumont Art Museum of South East Texas. Uchiyama is a New York Foundation for the Arts fellow, a MacDowell Robert Motherwell fellow and a member of American Abstract Artists.