Hill Center | Isabella Merlos Fall Solo Exhibtion

By Editorial Team on October 16, 2023

Fri, October 20 2023 — Sun, January 7 2024

Courtesy of Isabella Merlos.
Opening Reception: Friday, October 20 from 6-8pm

From the artist:
“My creative process is a battle between the therapeutic and the intricate. Within my work, I craft somber narratives and blend conceptual tales. Central to my art is the pursuit of fostering understanding, inviting viewers to embrace empathy.

In a divided world, I believe art that can evoke empathy for one another can encourage the abilities of our humanity and warmth. Conversely, my abstract endeavors delve into my personal complexities of navigating throughout this world and society. I search for freedom within my abstract art, something I struggle to experience in my internal and external world.

This exhibition is a juxtaposition of conceptual social commentary work and diverse abstract work. I wanted an exhibition that followed a narrative, showcasing a contrast of ongoing issues that affect many people around the world, then in my abstract work, my reaction to these issues. I create characters and story tell through them to bring awareness of living through unjust environments or unethical experiences. Hoping, that it can foster empathy on the viewer to broaden their perspectives, judgements, and decisions. In my creative abstract art, I am the character I’m delving into, and I begin to express myself through contorted colors, shapes, and figures. Searching for myself, searching for my freedom, through all my disarray, through the persistence of this corrupt world.”

Isabella’s first solo exhibition is on view at Hill Center DC on Capitol Hill until January 7th 2024. Isabella is having an opening reception for her solo exhibition on October 20th from 6pm to 8pm, all are welcome. Please come to enjoy food, refreshments, and evocative artwork.

Hill Center is located at 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20003 and is a five minute walk from the Eastern Market metro stop, accessible from the orange, silver, and blue line. Isabella’s exhibition is on the first floor, located at the Ammi B. Young Gallery, accessible by stairs or the elevator at Hill Center.

If you would like to remotely view Isabella’s solo exhibition and the other solo showcasing artists at Hill Center, please click the link below.

If you would like more information about the exhibition or Isabella and her artwork please contact her at Isabellamerlos11@gmail.com


921 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Washington, DC.
Gallery Hours: Monday–Thursday: 9am–8pm | Friday: 9 am-6 pm | Saturday: 9am–5pm. | Sunday: 10 a.m.–3 p.m. 202.549.4172