The Ladies Who Lunch Will Swoon

As much as some Dallasites would like to think the city has swung to the left in the past decade, this is still Texas: home of gun enthusiasts (the type who don't want locks on their Glocks), George "No New Taxes" Bush and his son, George "Mission Accomplished" Bush. And as for Dallas, we've still got the ladies who lunch and good ol' boys who love them some oil money. It's not often that things get shaken up here in Conservativeland, but perhaps a few drag performers can change that. Enter 214 Trans4m, an exhibition that features photographs of dolled-up drag performers at some of Dallas' major landmarks. Daniel Kusner's and Bryan Amann's photographs capture the dichotomy between old Dallas and new Dallas, whether in a shot of Richard B. Curtain as a charming Edith Bouvier Beale in front of the Kennedy Memorial or photo of Chaselyn Wade posing as Holly Golightly outside Neiman Marcus. Shh, don't tell the ladies who lunch there. See the exhibition at Magnolia Gallery inside the Magnolia Theater, 3699 McKinney Ave., during regular theater hours through October 12. Admission is free. Call 214-683-9134 or visit
Sept. 7-Oct. 12, 2011


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