The massive sculpture, entitled The Three Graces (2015), features a trio of figures symbolizing Faith, Hope and Charity. Many of the artist’s smaller works are also on display, including delicate bronze pieces like Illuminelle (2015), which features a single human form and has an earthy, unfinished look, as well as works like Nebulae Creation (2015), with three graceful figures connected in a circular cycle.
It could be easy to confuse these with bronze pieces by the Vietnamese sculptor Nguyen Tuan
, also on view. As with Reines’ works, Nguyen’s sculptures evoke the beauty of classical sculpture, focusing on graceful female nudes. But take a closer look at the figures’ positions and expressions to appreciate Nguyen’s particular skill: he is known for using classical sculptural techniques to address traditional Eastern philosophy.