When Michael Queenland moved to Berlin for an artist's residency there, he became enamored of a local discount store called Rudy's Ramp of Remainders. He began buying his supplies there and, when invited to do a show at Santa Monica Museum of Art, he proposed an homage to the store. Now, armies of cereal boxes and stacks of newspaper line the floors, and oversized balloons spill cereal out onto the floor. The museum's back gallery has shelves like a storeroom, all filled with “remainders,” objects with a lot of history but no clear purpose. 2525 Michigan Ave., G1, Santa Monica; through Dec. 22. (310) 586-6488, smmoa.org.

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