There’s a statement one hears in galleries, spoken by those who find an instant connection with a piece, something akin to, “There’s something almost spiritual about it.” Dutch sculptor Hans Van de Bovenkamp says, in an artist statement, he is working toward a spiritual dimension in his art, but also becoming more aware of it as a dialogue between matter and the spirit. He works in the world of the large sculpture. Hell, some might say his are monumental. They are inspired by myth and nature — some of that specifically from his time living in the Hamptons. Perhaps those viewing his work in Hans Van de Bovenkamp: Through Time, on exhibit through March 25 at Samuel Lynne Galleries (1105 Dragon St.), will be heard finding spirit in sculpture. Admission is free and the galleries are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Visit samuellynne.com.