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Youthful Discretion, Feb. 17- Mar. 17, 2018

  • Flood Plain 3151 Cherokee Street St. Louis, MO, 63118 United States (map)

Flood Plain is pleased to announce its second exhibition, “Youthful Discretion,” featuring work by Dara Garcia, Theresa Moher, Marina Peng, Krista Valdez, and Rachel Youn.

Through photography, sculpture, installation, drawing and illustration, "Youthful Discretion" highlights and celebrates the creative wisdom and insight of artists at the early stage of their careers. It plays on and subverts the notion of “youthful indiscretion,” a term based on the assumption that due to their biological age, young people inherently lack knowledge and understanding of the world. At this same time as this phrase presents itself as a form of common sense grounded in the naturalized process of aging, this social construct is often mobilized to excuse the bad (and frequently illegal) behavior of those with racial, gender, economic and other forms of social privilege, while those lacking in such privileges are statistically more likely to be harshly disciplined by schools and/or the state for equivalent actions. Through the works presented in this show, “Youthful Discretion” insists on the significance and value of young(er) people’s creative exploration of their world and reflection through art on lived experience, identity, culture, and society. 

“Youthful Discretion” opens with a public reception on February 17, from 6-9pm and runs through March 17. Open hours will be held on Saturdays 12-5pm and by appointment. Viewing appointments may be scheduled by email at

Earlier Event: February 16
Tom Huck - Opening February 16th
Later Event: February 19
ADDY Week Young Professionals Night