From a $240,000 Plastic-Bag Bliss-Out to a $3,500 Surrealist Delight, Here Are 6 of the Best Artworks at the 2019 Armory

Andrew Goldstein, Artnet, March 7, 2019

When it comes to flickering LED artworks, Leo Villareal's celestial corridor might be getting the lion's share of attention at the fair this year, but don't overlook this Instagram-friendly beaut by Jim Campbell at Bryce Wolkowitz's stand. A cascade of lights that crescents over the viewer like a breaking wave, the installation features the ghostly figures of swimmers who seem to dive in and glide around as you stand there, a distinctly oneiric experience. Campbell, an MIT engineer who decided to commit himself to art, is known in certain circles in New York-a piece of his is in the current Whitney show "Programmed: Rules, Codes, and Choreographies in Art, 1965-2018," for instance-but he's much, much better known in San Francisco, where his permanent 130-foot LED installation on Salesforce Tower is said to be the "most visible public artwork in the West."