Grayscale is a spectrum from black to white representing the intensity of light in an image. It inspires nostalgia for early film and photographic techniques. It both emphasizes and rejects notions of binary systems: black and white, quiet and loud, good and bad, up and down, young and old, here or there. Grayscale eschews the vividness of bright colors, the coolness of blue, the heat of yellow, the earthiness of brown, the liveliness of green, and instead draws focus to the basis of light and shadow.
Although grayscale is a concept based in the visual world, artists working in all media were encouraged to submit work. All ideas and experiences were welcome — serious, humorous, personal, communal, collaborative, sarcastic, confessional, and experimental.
Lisa Bella Dae
Sarah Morton Taggart
Andrew Rease Shaw, Editor and Designer