In the art world, "commercial" and "decorative" often seem like dirty words. Molly Rosner embraces them. "Contemporary art is mainly conceptual now," says the BU College of Fine Arts senior. "I kind of think it's all bullshit. . . . I like art that's bright and colorful and makes me happy." That's clear from her on-campus solo exhibition, "Dream House," which closes this week — but Rosner hopes this is just the beginning. Dream House is also the name of her newly launched décor and lifestyle brand, featuring original paintings, photography, prints, posters, tees, and postcards that draw on vintage imagery from the 1940s to the '60s, from Rosie the Riveter to Vargas pinups. Cofounded with her business-minded best friend and roomie, Julie Jackson, and created in concert with a team of fellow artists and stylists, Dream House will offer pieces at a range of price points: an original painting might sell for $800, a print for half that, a poster for just $30. "We want it to be accessible to college students, accessible to everyone," says Rosner. Check out her work at her show's closing party on February 15, and learn more at instagram.com/dreamhouseteam.
"DREAM HOUSE" CLOSING PARTY:: BU College of Fine Arts, 855 Comm Ave, Gallery 5, Boston :: February 15 :: 6 to 9 pm :: Free
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