Last fall Nashville-based painter Hans Schmitt-Matzen and New York-based photographer Gieves opened a show of their painted photos at Zeitgeist Gallery. Cross-Reference is the high-water mark of the duo’s long-term collaboration, and the exhibit was a highlight of the 2010 art calendar. A selection of these works is now on display at the Metro Arts Gallery along with work by Cindy Billingsley, Aletha Carr and Jodi Hays, whose work in this show makes its Nashville debut. Hays’ build:rebuild series of large canvases features implied landscapes defined by stylized lines that recall orange construction safety fencing, flags and tape. The work emphasizes the overlooked beauty of these materials while examining the blurry borders we attempt to impose between the manmade and natural worlds.