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The Sweet Spot

A selection of works from the Confederation Centre Art Gallery collection that aim for the “sweet spot,” that place or moment that finds just the right balance between order and chaos, the right distance between intimacy and perspective, the right mix of freedom and generosity. It is the perfect jump shot or musical note. It takes practice and yet must be improvised. It’s always moving, and never known in advance.

Curated by Pan Wendt | Artists include: Graeme Patterson, Jin-me Yoon, Michael Fernandes, and Jocelyn Alloucherie.

Photo credit: Mary Pratt, Small Wharf Over the Pond, 1992, pastel, acrylic and gouache on paper, 127 x 189.2 cm. Purchased with the assistance of Joy Harvie Maclaren, Ottawa, and the R. L. Cotton Trust, 1992. CAG 92.5

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