While classic superhero stories often stick to traditional narratives of damsels in distress and chivalrous male saviors, Sandra Chevrier and Lora Zombie both create work that riffs on the superhero motif, rewriting these antiquated narratives to tell the stories of women. The two artists will open their two-person show, “Pow! Pow!,” at Phone Booth Gallery on August 10. Using a mixed technique of painting and collage, Chevrier creates portraits where collaged comics act as masks to obscure her protagonists’ identities. Meanwhile, Zombie’s playful watercolor paintings examine the lives of female heroines with a humorous twist. Check out our preview of “Pow! Pow!” below.