Test Tube is an interesting new art space on the East Side. It's tucked away in Tillery Park, which one finds by going through East Austin Succulents, a nursery on Tillery Street. Once in the park, you'll find a handful of trailers that house boutiques and cafés, along with Test Tube itself.
Memory Tag(s), a new exhibition of multi-dimensional artwork, will open at Test Tube this weekend. It features new works by Andy St. Martin, designed to fit the space and inspired by personal losses he's suffered this year. Reflecting on the recent passing of both his mother and his brother, and on his status as an identical twin, St. Martin was inspired to create works that deal with dichotomies and mirror images.
Those works are a natural fit for his venue, as the building itself is symmetrical and lends itself well to the idea of paired works. Also, St. Martin notes, as his exhibition took shape as a sort of abstract memorial, the idyllic setting of Tillery Park seemed an apt setting.
See Memory Tag(s) at Test Tube from June 14 through July 12.