Natalie Davis
Posted on June 23, 2014 by Natalie Davis on art, film, inspiration, life

We Are The Best!

I can’t help but smile wide watching the trailer for “We Are The Best!, ” a Swedish film by Lukas Moodysson. The film follows two 13-year-old best friends who are outcasts at their school for being punk rockers after punk is dead. But, guys, punk’s not dead! The film was released in the US at […]

Posted on May 15, 2013 by Natalie Davis on art, film

The Artist is Present

HBO is currently airing the documentary “Marina Abramovic The Artist is Present” about Abramovic’s 2010 MoMA retrospective. I’ve watched many clips from this performance piece, inspired by how powerful it can be to sit for a minute in silence in front of another person. It’s a small moment, but when you see her committed to […]

Posted on July 31, 2012 by Natalie Davis on art, Austin

“Night Drive” by Callen Thompson

This Wednesday evening local Austin artist Callen Thompson will be presenting her last gallery show for the year, “Night Drive,” as she moves from being a full time artist to a full time student at the Austin Center for Design. She will be showing new works on paper and a few fabric pieces. Night Drive […]

Posted on February 3, 2012 by Natalie Davis on art

Liz Miller

Liz Miller’s multi-media installations have me daydreaming of elegant dioramas mixed with OP board shorts from the 80’s. The colors are so bizarre and beautiful, and her shapes remind me of something I can’t quite place. The large installation piece is overwhelming with brilliant shadows and a sense of danger, amidst all the bright colors. […]

Posted on January 9, 2012 by Natalie Davis on art, Austin

Lara Gammon Beard

Last year I was introduced to Lara Gammon Beard, a wonderful Austin artist. Lara’s first collection of work is titled “Unearthed” and features paper collage, cutouts, and drawing. With a background in landscape architecture from UT, her abstract forms and dreamscapes remind me of jewelry pieces that I love.