Today a double exhibition opens at Marylhurst Art Gym: Io Palmer’s Artstars and Modou Dieng’s Black Star. The Washington-based Palmer shows a dozen mixed-media sculptures in the main space, while Dieng, an instructor at PNCA and curator of Worksound gallery, shows assemblages in the Art Gym’s Gallery 2.

This afternoon, Sunday, November 8 at 3 PM there will be a gallery talk with both Palmer and Dieng followed by a reception for the artists Sunday, November 8 from 4-5:30 PM

The two artists take different approaches to the examination of stardom and status in art and culture. Palmer’s exhibit is made up of mixed media sculptures, and Dieng’s exhibit features vinyl record assemblages that make paintings.