Stephanie Avery is a Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist with a degree in visual art from York University. Stephanie's practice intervenes with familiar spaces, objects, and imagery to imbue her subjects with new meanings and narratives. Her work is both playful and critical, and nothing she does is without a hint of mischief. Her images of the Steam Plant, as part of the Inside on the Outside photography project, captured a version of the future without humanity. She was particularly drawn to the Steam Plant’s pristine state of decay. Because it had been empty and untouched for so long, there was time for the paint to peel, and the rust to emerge, and the robins to come in — and the raccoons too! This produced a tension between the industrial and the organic, and a surreal quality in the images.