Cafeina in Wynwood is always a good nightlife spot for its live music, art gallery, and candle-lit garden space. But the chic lounge is now open during the day as well, offering a shady oasis for locals looking for a light lunch. We dropped by earlier this week to check out the menu and happened upon Reclaiming Miami, the special exhibition by Lucinda Linderman on its last day. As part of the international art project Irreversible, Linderman created “upcycled sculptures” using plastic and trash she found around Miami.
The whimsically trimmed and twisted trash creates shapes that actually seem like they would appear in nature – a patch of seaweed, a jellyfish, or clusters of beach grass dotting a sand dune. Her labyrinth made out of dry-cleaning bags quickly turns claustrophobic, which I suppose is a positive effect for something trying to make an environmental statement. Despite some blog coverage throughout the month leading up to Earth Day, the show slipped under our radar and we were pleasantly surprised to find it.