Braden Scheck is a Vancouver based artist, and upcoming graduate from Emily Carr’s Film Video + Integrated Media program. One year ago, he recreated Marilyn Monroe’s iconic ivory white dress from her 1955 film, ‘The Seven Year Itch’, completely out of developed filmstrips, and made it wearable to fit the star’s measurements, and height. He then copyrighted the dress, and was invited to showcase his work in Los Angeles, California at The Hollywood Museum alongside Monroe’s real costumes, clothing, and memorabilia. Media attention grew as Scheck was interviewed for Global News, CBC Radio, Metro Living Zine, and other news sources throughout the province. Coming full circle, once Scheck returned from Hollywood, he got to work on his next two dresses for the triad installation: Audrey Hepburn’s ‘Breakfast At Tiffany’s’ dress, and Judy Garland’s ‘Wizard of Oz’ dress.

Braden Scheck with Metro Living Zine invites you to attend the opening reception of “The Show” at Emily Carr University of Art + Design on Granville Island to see his project, “The Icons” in person! The artist will be present that evening.

Date: May 7th, 2016

Time: 4:30pm – 9:30pm

Where: 1399 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC

Room: South Building, 4th floor, Room 420

“The Show” will be open to the public for two weeks following the reception: Mon-Fri 10am-8pm, and Sat-Sun 10am-6pm at Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Artist’s Statement:

“Exploring the use of filmstrip as a structural medium rather than time-based media, I was fascinated by iconic images in film history, which have become lasting throughout pop culture. Finding inspiration from Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, and Judy Garland, I used filmstrip to recreate an iconic costume worn by each of them while learning more about who they were as people. During the classic Hollywood era, the film industry influenced these women, their appearance, and roles while shaping their celebrity identities. Through the use of tangible celluloid, reminiscent to what they were captured on in their films, I reconstructed their garments to represent their famous facades in a physical sense. Most people have their own understanding of these women based off of what their characters portrayed in films, and media, but they were so much more than their stardom. As a man with many strong female role models in my life, I chose to honour these women, and recreate their most iconic looks that have become reoccurring images throughout history as an invitation for viewers to go, and learn more about who they were behind the fame. Made to the proper measurements, and heights of the women, these structured filmstrip garments represent the public personas that encapsulated them, whereas the light inside represents the three iconic women who shined from within the costumes.”