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Janine Wilburn's 2002 diptych, Broken Lady, can be read as a set of before-and-after shots: On the left, the orderly structure of life before an act of sexual violence. On the right, the fragmented aftermath, a semblance of that previous life still visible through the cracks. This painting and eight other pieces make up "Survivor/Victim," running through February 16 at Carrie Secrist Gallery. Organized to benefit the social service agency Rape Victims Advocates, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, the juried exhibit of work by established and emerging artists is intended to reflect the silence that persists around sex crimes. "It made sense to do something that wouldn't require words," says RVA executive director Vicky DiProva. "It gives people the opportunity to understand the impact more fully." There'll be a free reception at the gallery, 835 W. Washington, from 5:30 to 8:30 on Friday, February 13; call 312-491-0917.

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