Three months ago, L.A. artist Dawn Kasper moved her studio to the Whitney Museum to prepare on-site for the 2012 Biennial. When the Biennial opened Feb. 28, VIP guest Martha Stewart hung out with Kasper long enough to tweet a photo of the artist in her haphazard, messy space, which looks like everything Stewart's sunny aesthetic negates. Stewart should come to Pasadena next, to see "Music for Hoarders," Kasper's video at the Armory. In it, the artist rifles through a massive stack of everyday objects in the middle of a gallery, making sounds with each as musicians improvise in the background. Eventually, the cacophony is as big and complicated as the pile. Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena; through June 10. (626) 449-0139, armoryarts.org.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: Feb. 11. Continues through June 10, 2012