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Art can be po­lit­i­cally sub­ver­sive, es­pe­cially in to­day’s overly par­ti­san po­lit­i­cal cli­mate. Opalka Gallery’s new ex­hibit, “In Place of Now,” show­cases works by eight artists that take on no­tions of es­trange­ment and “oth­er­ness.” The themes, com­mon to Afro­fu­tur­ism, man­age to re­tain their rel­e­vance in to­day’s world. Co-cre­ated by gallery di­rec­tor Judie Gil­more and writer and scholar Rone Shavers, the ex­hibit of­fers new opin­ions on con­tem­po­rary black iden­tity and ex­plores is­sues of black­ness. An open­ing re­cep­tion for the ex­hibit, which opened Feb. 12, is set for Fri­day. 6-8 p.m. Fri­day. Free. Opalka Gallery, The Sage Col­leges, 140 New Scot­land Ave., Al­bany. 518-2927742; opalka.sage. edu/ex­hi­bi­tions

Will Wal­dron / Times Union

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