Bon Bon: Kristen Hatgi Sink and Jillian FitzMaurice

Bon Bon, the latest collaborative video and performance installation by Kristen Hatgi Sink and Jillian FitzMaurice, opens March 24 inside the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art’s Present Box. For their project, the artists tapped directly into girl culture. “Bon Bon is a reference to things that are pretty and pink and sweet,” says Hatgi Sink. “I look at thirteen-year-old girls’ Instagrams, and that’s what I see: a lot of candy and Starbucks.”

BMoCA’s Present Box series turns over the museum’s gift shop to artists, and Hatgi Sink and FitzMaurice have worked together to create a visual sugar high made from balloons, glitter and sweet treats. “Jillian’s work is very sparkly and whimsical, and I think I’m a little more serious, so we kind of mixed it together in a good way,” says Hatgi Sink. Known for her beautiful stills of flowers and people, she says she’s excited to debut more work from her recent foray into video installation, a medium that allows artists to experiment with movement.

Both Bon Bon and the video installation will stay up through April 5, with performances by FitzMaurice inside the temporary candyland on Friday, March 27 (as part of a Boulder Arts Week kickoff), and during a reception on Tuesday, March 31; admission to both the Present Box and the performances is free. The museum is located at 1750 13th Street in Boulder; for more information, visit bmoca.org.

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