"Sydney Shen’s Vox Aranea (Here Rests Syd), 2018, is a medicine cabinet that doubles as a reliquary for the remains of the artist’s deceased pet spider. On and inside the cabinet are newspaper clippings of hospital patients, electric organ hardware with musical notation, a belt from what the checklist describes as a “punitive garment,” and mirrored flower-shaped buttons. Shen’s cryptic sculpture captures a moment of passing with gothic lyricism." Alex Bienstock, Art in America
Exhibited in The Changes Wrought, American Medium, New York, 2018.