New York City.- Lyons Wier Gallery is pleased to present ” Chris Cosnowski : American Metal”, on view at the gallery from March 1st through March 31st. There will be an artists reception on Thursday March 1st from 6 to 8 pm. Trophies have played a critical role throughout history. Recipients take pleasure in their award, not because the trophy has monetary value, but because it symbolizes success. Those that win them cherish the satisfaction and legacy associated with them. They revel within the symbolism of the prize itself — victory. Trophies are, and will continue to remain, a visible goal to which any competitor is geared, and harbor the unspoken sacrifices that victory so often demands. In American Metal, artist Chris Cosnowski utilizes and exploits the intrinsic value and symbolism of these treasured keepsakes. His paintings envision a nostalgic no-holds-barred America.