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'Feeling of Knowing' Opens at The Complex

Updated: Nov 11, 2021

The Complex presents ‘Feeling of Knowing’, newly commissioned, site-specific work by Áine McBride, Dennis McNulty, and Conor O'Sullivan.


On Friday 15th of October from 6-8PM, ‘Feeling of Knowing’ opened in The Ground Floor Gallery, a repurposed warehouse originally used for the ripening of bananas. We’d like to thank everyone who joined us on opening night, and to Jameson for kindly sponsoring our bar for the launch.


The exhibition is the third in The Complex’s programme for 2021 entitled “Nature echoes Reality, Artifice echoes Fiction'', where artists are invited to consider the gallery’s architecture and context when creating new works.


The artists were selected based on their use of familiar materials, which can awaken deeply

submerged memories or repressed feelings. The exhibition title 'Feeling of Knowing'

refers to the sense of conviction that one possesses certain information despite being unable to retrieve it from memory at a given time.


While each artist's work remains specific to their own practices and perspectives, they come

together in this exhibition, experimenting with the notion of FOKs, as well as the idea of

‘Unthought known’, a phrase developed by psychoanalyst Christopher Bollas in the 1980s.


The artworks created for this exhibition display a fascination with materiality, industrialisation, language, and architectural histories. Assemblages of (almost) recognisable objects create a visual exploratory essay which the viewers own metamemory will aid in reading.



‘Feeling of Knowing’ continues until the 28th of October and will open from 10AM-5PM on weekdays, 12–5PM on Saturday, and is closed on Sundays. On Bank Holiday Monday the exhibition will open from 12-5PM. Booking is not necessary, and masks are essential.


The Complex Gallery programme is proudly sponsored by The Arts Council of Ireland.





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