American society revolves around the extreme, from the adoration of brutal contact-filled sports and performance enhancers to super-sized meals and lavish lifestyle choices. The limits of human existence are tested daily by new innovations that enhance and modify the human body beyond natural changes. Extreme(s), presented by The Gallery Project, includes artists who explore this societal desire for the extreme version of everyday life. Artists invoke enlargement, exaggeration, contrast, juxtaposition and more, while emphasizing motion or sound as attention grabbers. The exhibit works toward artistically expressing what constitutes today’s society and how it impacts not only the artwork, but also life itself. Through August 9. The Gallery Project. 215 South Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor. 734-997-7012. www.thegalleryproject.com.
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