Welcome to the Non-essential Art Gallery!
a moving art piece for covid times
The Non-essential Art Gallery is a public art piece created by Ojai, CA artist Eric Dubnicka as a way to highlight the loss of the arts experience during the Covid-19 pandemic. While it's necessary to stay-at-home and shelter until the storm passes, we are all suffering the loss of tactile, non-digital connectivity which is so vital to making us feel human.
Examining all possibilities to exhibit artwork in these strange days of “essential” outings, Eric was determined to make a statement and create a reminder that visual art and artists still exist, are essential and will thrive once again. The Non-essential Art Gallery will be displayed during essential excursions made by the artist, or upon appointment. Ultimately its a light-hearted attempt to bring visual art into the world in the most safe and legal manner possible in these unusual times.
The mini-exhibition currently in the Non-Essential Art Gallery is The Audacity of Love a selection of two artworks by the creator of the gallery, Eric Dubnicka. These and more can be found at ericdubnicka.com