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Nick Meek's latest collection of images, Unreliable Memories (2002-2017), looks back at his fascination with Hollywood constructions of culture and considers how the afterglow of its optimism lingers and morphs in the mind.

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De Soto Gallery is pleased to present Unreliable Memories by Nick Meek, an exhibition that explores how the visual mythology of Hollywood shapes conceptions of the past and informs our ideas about the future.

For Meek, growing up in Northern England in the 1970’s, American movies and TV shows gave a glimpse of a starkly different reality than his own that was full of possibility. Even in its …

De Soto Gallery is pleased to present Unreliable Memories by Nick Meek, an exhibition that explores how the visual mythology of Hollywood shapes conceptions of the past and informs our ideas about the future.

For Meek, growing up in Northern England in the 1970’s, American movies and TV shows gave a glimpse of a starkly different reality than his own that was full of possibility. Even in its depictions of Europe, the silver screen functioned like a romantic mirror for the Old World to reflect back on itself. Mid-century Populuxe and counterculture idealism seeped into Meek’s DNA. Traces of …