Sharon Arnold. Thou Leanest to the Shell of Night, 2012. Charcoal, pastel ground, glitter on paper. 16 x 20 in. Courtesy of the artist.

XXVI Sharon Arnold

Thou leanest to the shell of night,

Dear lady, a divining ear.

In that soft choiring of delight

What sound hath made thy heart to fear?

Seemed it of rivers rushing forth

From the grey deserts of the north?

That mood of thine, O timorous,

Is his, if thou but scan it well,

Who a mad tale bequeaths to us

At ghosting hour conjurable—

And all for some strange name he read

In Purchas or in Holinshed.

           — James Joyce



Chamber Music is organized by the Frye Art Museum and curated by Scott Lawrimore. The exhibition is funded by the Frye Foundation with the generous support of Frye Art Museum members and donors. Seasonal support is provided by 4Culture, Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, Canonicus Fund, and ArtsFund.