There’s something in the air around here that just makes everyone want to paint landscapes. Gallery owners have no problem finding artists to fill this niche, and it must work—people seem to like landscapes. So, in a flood of similarly styled painters, finding work that stands out is a treat. Such is the case with the paintings of Phil Gross, on display this month at the Art Foundry at 1021 R Street. Instead of creating pretty pictures of the horizon, Gross somehow manages to effectively capture the indescribable sense of being in the place he’s depicting. The area around Winters is his backdrop, and he captures that feeling of the lonely drives down those roads with enjoyable accuracy—that and the cows. Gross paints those back roads with gusto, and there are plenty in this show.