"WABI SABI 1046" by Albert Gonzales
Acrylic on Canvas 48" x 60"
The mission of the Greller Gallery is to engage the public with art that highlights the beauty of our planet and its inhabitants. To meet these goals, we host up to four exhibitions a year along with a wide range of events, including artist talks, workshops, and special pop up shows around town. Our events are designed to bring people together and foster a sense of community as well as support for local non-profits. We believe that art has the power to inspire, to challenge, and to transform, and we are committed to bringing the best and most innovative art to our community.
We strive to showcase the best and most diverse art from both established and emerging artists. We feature a wide range of styles and mediums from classical paintings to photography to contemporary installations. Our goal is to provide a platform for artists to share their unique perspectives and for art lovers to discover new and exciting pieces.
Over the years, we have had the honor to work with many incredible and diverse artists from San Antonio including Danté Fenolio, MoMo and Pompa Brown, Grant Manier (Houston), Heather Gauthier, Yvette Shadrock, Carla Veliz, SAY Si Art Students, Paige Holland, Antonia Richardson, John Bramblitt (Houston), Allison Gregory, Louis Vega Trevino, Patti Schermerhorn, Elizabeth Elequin, Albert Gonzales and many others.
Each of our exhibitions are designed to challenge and inspire, and engage audiences through thought-provoking art as well as offer support and awareness for various non-profits in the community.
Since June 2014, the Greller Gallery has raised thousands of dollars via its exhibitions for various animal and environmental non-profits. Beneficiaries of this support include the Center for Conservation & Research at San Antonio Zoo, Bat Conservation International, Nature Conservancy Group, Orangutan Foundation International, Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation, San Antonio River Foundation, Wayward Whiskers Cat Rescue, SNIPSA, Guide Dogs of Texas, San Antonio Humane Society, Therapy Animals of San Antonio, Train a Dog; Save a Warrior, Stray Cat Adoption of Texas, Animal Defense League and more.
The Greller Gallery is located inside San Antonio Veterinary Specialists (SAVS) - a referral veterinary clinic specializing in the fields of oncology, ophthalmology and surgery. Clinic and Gallery owners, Dr. Andrew and Faryl Greller, have always believed in the power of art combined with compassionate veterinary care to help create an ambiance that promotes both healing and hope. With a teamwork approach, the Greller’s aim to create this unique experience while visiting SAVS. Faryl curates beautiful art shows for clients to enjoy and find refuge, while Andrew runs his ophthalmology practice, helping patients live happy and healthy lives with minimal discomfort and excellent vision.
To learn more about SAVS, please visit SAVSPets.com.
"WABI SABI 769" by Albert Gonzales
48" x 60" Acrylic on Canvas
"In my artistic journey, I embrace color as my foremost language of expression. I am captivated by the interplay of bold hues and their ability to evoke profound emotions. My art becomes a dance of colors, a symphony of shapes, where each stroke breathes life into a canvas that sings with
joy and vitality.
Inspired by the beauty of the natural world and the grace of human form, my work aspires to explore the essence of simplicity and harmony, drawing inspiration from the Japanese philosophy of Wabi Sabi. This philosophy embraces the beauty of imperfection, which I translate into my art by abstracting the flowers I paint. Through these non-anatomically correct flowers, I symbolize that we, too, are imperfect beings, each with our own unique flaws and insecurities. I use bold colors to encourage viewers to look beyond the abstract and embrace imperfection
as part of the human experience.
In the Wabi Sabi series, I incorporate the universal symbol of water, representing life in many cultures. I use water to tell a story of life's constant fluid motion, despite being on a flat plane, reflecting the ups and downs we all experience. Just as the water helps the flower grow and bloom, I believe we need to embrace our life experiences, both the good and the bad, allowing them to shape us into the people we aspire to be.
My artistic process is one of intuitive exploration, where I relinquish control and allow the colors to guide my hand. With every piece, I aim to transport the viewer to a realm of exuberance and playfulness, inviting them to immerse themselves in a world of unabashed beauty and emotion. Henri Matisse once said, "Creativity takes courage," and I, too, embrace this sentiment wholeheartedly. My art is a testament to the courage of embracing imperfections and finding beauty in simplicity, ultimately offering a glimpse into the boundless
depths of the human spirit." - Albert
Albert Gonzales, San Antonio Artist
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NEW LOCATION DETAILS:
In Sept 2023, the Greller Gallery will be displaying its exhibitions at its new location inside San Antonio Veterinary Specialists (www.SAVSPets.com), a referral veterinary clinic specializing in the fields of oncology, ophthalmology and surgery.
4522 De Zavala Road, San Antonio, Texas 78249, United States