Timothy Lai

WE’LL SEE THIS THROUGH (UNDER THE TABLE)

2022
oil on canvas
24 x 18 inches

Two figures huddle under a table as a dog investigates the scene. This is the mysterious moment in Timothy Lai’s We’ll See this Through (Under the Table) which, like many of Lai’s works, conveys an ambiguous, highly charged psychological moment that exists as a sort of pause among the action of everyday life. Lai’s reduced color palette and raw painting style emphasize the fraught posture of the two figures and the dog which peers in from the outside world, while letting the emotional intensity of the moment shine through. Lai was born in Kota Bharu, Malaysia, and lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island. His work has been featured in group presentations at Jack Barrett, Essex Flowers, Bass & Reiner Gallery, Good Naked Gallery, and Field Projects.

estimated retail value: $13,000
The TWO x TWO AUCTION will take place at The Rachofsky House on Saturday, October 22, 2022. Absentee bids must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 21, 2022.

If you are unable to attend TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art on Saturday, October 22, and would like to place a bid on a live or silent auction lot, you may complete the appropriate absentee bidding fields below. A TWO x TWO auction representative can bid on your behalf up to your pre-set maximum bid. If the work is part of the live auction, you may also be on the phone with an auction representative to place your bids during the live auction.
  • Please select one of these options:
  • Do you agree to the terms of CONDITIONS OF SALE?
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.