More of Everything

More of Everything

Natasha Lehner

Spring, 2024

Cassilhaus
March 21 – April 23
Open by appointment only.
Reception:  April 14, 2:00pm
Artist Talk:  April 15, 6:00pm

More of Everything is an ongoing exploration of the artist’s recently discovered biological grandfather, Harvey Karman. Harvey was a fierce advocate for women’s rights as well as an integral part of the underground abortion movement in 1960’s Los Angeles. At the same time, Harvey was introduced to doctors at the forefront of the emerging fertility field where he gave women, such as the artist’s grandmother, the option of motherhood they would not have otherwise had. Through the process of unearthing Harveys personal archive, Natasha has come to know a version of her grandfather that reveals a shared likeness just below the surface, as images and words created nearly 70 years apart are now brought together. In More of Everything, three generations that never existed as one are presented here in three parallel narratives that intersect to create an imaginative union.

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Natasha is a photographer and filmmaker from Pound Ridge, NY. She received a BFA in Graphic Design and Photography from Belmont University in Nashville, TN (2020) and she currently resides in Durham, NC where she is an MFA candidate in the Experimental and Documentary Arts program at Duke University. Natasha is the 2024 Graduate Arts Fellow at the Kenan Institute of Ethics, a two time Duke University Dean’s Research Award recipient and the Spring 2023 Student Film Photo Award recipient for her ongoing project, More of Everything.