Artist Statement

“Topographic Fragments” is a site-specific architectural installation representing the five discontinuities and six segments of the Atlanta BeltLine.


Artist Bio

Nick Kahler is an artist, intern architect, and writer. He grew up in Hershey, PA and Carrollton, GA. In 2009, he graduated from Davidson College in North Carolina with Bachelors of History and Minor in Spanish. He finished his Masters in Architecture at Georgia Tech in 2012 and now works at HOK and independently in his studio in Atlanta. He is an eclectic, working within the disciplines of architecture, art, urban design, history, and philosophy as both a designer and critic.  He has shown work at the Chambers and Van Every Galleries at Davidson College and the Barbara Archer Gallery in Atlanta, as well as for Art on the Atlanta BeltLine 2013, 2014, and 2015.

Matt Kantner is a structural engineer and designer. He grew up in Lancaster, PA. He graduated from the College of William and Mary in Virginia in 2010 with a degree in physics. He obtained his Masters degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia in 2012. Professionally, Matt has had a major role in the design of projects ranging from the relatively minor to the award-winning Candler School of Theology at Emory University. He collaborated with Nick Kahler on their 2015 project for Art on the Atlanta BeltLine and several other site-specific sculptures around Atlanta.