PHOTOS: Bonac Tonic's Winter Pop-Up at Markel Opens

Maeve D' Arcy , Scott Gibbons, Grant Haffner, and Carly Haffner in the early moments of the opening of "Phenomena" on Saturday night Morgan McGivern, photos

     The South Fork’s next generation art scene found another outpost at Kathryn Markel’s gallery. Bonac Tonic retook the walls for another winter pop-up exhibition at the Bridgehampton space with the opening of “Phenomena” on Saturday night.

     While it might have been a more somber scene with the recent passage of Philip Clark Haffner, the father of two of the Bonac Tonic founding members Grant and Carly Haffner, the art was still exuberant. A 1974 portrait of Haffner by Lori Weiss was on view in the gallery as a memorial and celebration of his life.

     In addition to works by the Haffners, other artists on view include Arrex, Maeve D’Arcy, Christine Lidrbauch, and Scott Gibbons. A boisterous scene included wives, sisters, children, and Baxter the dog. The show will be on view on weekends through March 8.

Rossa Cole made the scene.
Scott Gibbons et al in the Markel installation
Randy and Dylan Rauner came out to support the show.
A selfie or capturing a moment for posterity?
Arrex's skulls, based on personal loss and illness were a recurrent momento mori theme in his work.
Carly Haffner's paintings dominated part of the upstairs space.
Catching the scene, and Baxter, from above
Even the youngest opening attendee was decked out in style on Saturday night.
Mr. Gibbons's soft sculptures