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Sam Dunson: The Burden of Power

By Joe Nolan… Along with Spiderman 2, The Dark Knight and The Avengers, M. Night Shyamalan’s movie Unbreakable is a great superhero film. The others are celebrated adaptations of classic comic book stories and characters, but Shyamalan’s film is different: it’s an original tale that borrows the tropes of the genre while simultaneously subverting viewer expectations to the point that one might be forgiven for not realizing they were watching a superhero film. At Rymer Gallery, Sam Dunson’s Superpower mixes the aesthetics of comic books and the look of cheap printing with a family legend that claims his maternal grandmother’s whisper could alleviate a nasty burn. Continue Reading

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