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John Purlia

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Invocations of Fate in the Valley of Miraculous Minds, 2016 Photography © John Purlia
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Birth Of The Divine Light, 2016 Photography © John Purlia
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Judgment Day at the Temple of Exotic Seduction, 3-13-16 Photography © John Purlia
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Stalemate is achieved at the 1947 Ecumenical Conference of Idle Hands, 10-27-15 Photography © John Purlia
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Seeding the subconscious during the seventh stage of sleep along the River Lethe, 6-22-15 Photography © John Purlia
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Sybil leaves nothing to Chance, as she prepares for a romantic evening at 21, 3-27-15 Photography © John Purlia
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Dark Enchantment in the Valley of Perilous Song, 11-3-14 Photography 29.25 X 38.5 X 2 Inches © John Purlia
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Debut of the Kewtopia Convertible at the 1960 Tokyo Auto show, 2014 Photography 12 X 12" © John Purlia
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Pledge week at the Lady Chatterley Center for Public Broadcasting, 2014 Photography © John Purlia
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Madame Paparazzi's wicked dance of seductive transformation, March 7, 2014 Photography © John Purlia, 2014
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She who creates Good Fortune, 2013 Photography 12 X 16" © John Purlia
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The other Ten Commandments, 2013 Photography 6 X 8" © 2013
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Bedelia builds a better boyfriend, 2013 Photography 6 X 8" © John Purlia
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Ethos of sin at 45 revolutions per minute, 2013 Photography 6 X 8" © John Purlia
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Psychotropic delusions of the overworked executive, 2013 Photography 6 X 8" © John Purlia
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Ralph's pledge to use his superpowers only for good is no match for his proximity to the local Pilates studio, 2013 Photography 6 X 8" © John Purlia
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Sermon for the age of Teen Telecommunications, 2013 Photography 6 X 8" © John Purlia
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The dashing groom and his boisterous boardroom of bachelors, 2013 Photography 6 X 8" © John Purlia
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Inciting the Id in the Land of Gold Lamé, 2013 Photography 6 X 8" © John Purlia
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Startling side effects of the Vox-o-tron™ — the first pitch perfect studio technology of the 1960's, 2013 Photography 6 X 8" © John Purlia
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The blushing bride and her kaleidoscope of bridesmaids , 2013 Photography 6 X 8" © John Purlia
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On the terrace of the Vinyl Jukebox Gentleman's Club, 2013 Photography 6 X 8" © John Purlia
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Connie and Ray oversleep and discover their chapel booking has been surrendered to a Speed Dating club, 2013 Photography 18 X 12.3" © John Purlia
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Urgent pleas for Divine Intervention go unanswered, as Brenda and Pearl are recent coverts to a new ideology known as "Free Will", 2013 Photography 28 X 16" © John Purlia
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Sensible family planning is dreamt away to the 1950s by Esmeralda — Femme Fatale of Conservative Values, 2012 Photography 25.4 X 19" © John Purlia
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Malcolm was never a popular boy, until he won The Irish Sweepstakes, 2012 Photography © John Purlia
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Engine 316 takes a detour on the glorious path to the Hereafter, 2012 Photography © John Purlia
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Sonya and Gail peruse the Special Collections wing of the Devil's Printshop, 2011 Photography © John Purlia
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Lola and Lexi ditch Biology, and never return to the Eleanor Roosevelt School for Wayward Girls, 2011 Photography © John Purlia
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Clinical Research at the Mary Shelley School of Theologic Medicine, 2011 Photography © John Purlia
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Despite her parents' righteous determination, Baby Haley dreamed to follow her own path, 2011 Photography
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Hope, Charity and Jade summon forth a capricious blue world, 2010 Photography © John Purlia
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Sweet Feast at the House of Pink Delights, 2010 Photography 13 X 28" © ©2010 John Purlia
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Unbeknownst to her Creator, Eve longed to become a cheerleader, 2010 Photography 19.5 X 19.25" © ©2010 John Purlia
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Envy springs forth from the pious song of man, 2010 Photography 18 X 23" © ©2010 John Purlia
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The begrudged Lifetime Achievement of Pixie Lee Green, 2010 Photography 16 X 31" © ©2010 John Purlia
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Dixie’s Diabolical Decision, 2009 Photography 18 X 18" © ©2010 John Purlia
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Belinda and friends bear witness to the Second Coming, 2010 Photography 26.5 X 17" © ©2010 John Purlia
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Financial Freewheeling and the futile pursuit of the American Dream, 2010 Photography 18 X 27.5" © ©2010 John Purlia
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Cassandra calls upon Higher Powers to spirit away a Friday night blemish, 2010 Photography 17 X 28" © ©2010 John Purlia
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Welcoming the World to the Pageant of Plastic Prophecy, 1964, 2008 Photography 22 X 20" © ©2010 John Purlia
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After dinner entertainment at Chateau Von Plastique, 2008 Photography 11 X 18.5"
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Backstage pass in the ninth circle of Hell, 2008 Photography 18 X 28"
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Straying off the guided tour at Dr. Jackson's House of Happy Horrors, 2008 Photography 13 X 25
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Mystic Rites of the Eastern Shame Girl, 2008 Photography 17 X 27"
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Elke eyes the Assembly of Prophets foretelling the fate of the world, 2008 Photography 17.5 X 28"
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Frank and Betty get pinned without a care in the world, 2008 Photography 18 X 17"
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Grand Opening of the Glam-o-matic (Making the World a Prettier Place to Be™), 2008 Photography 19 X 25"
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Rebecca’s picnic hike is spoiled by the end of the world, 2008 Photography 17 X 21"
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Dorothy and her mother plan the weekly menu for the Redeemers from above, 2008 Photography 14 X 17"
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Idol Worship of the Worshipped Idols, 2008 Photography 17 X 17"
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(Fresh from a messy divorce) Kitty plots an ensemble for her next midnight prowl, 2008 Photography
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Last Call at the Vinyl Alibi Jazz Club, 2008 Photography 16 X 23"
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Mindy dreams of pearls and the envy of all the girls at Kappa Nu, 2008 Photography 18 X 28"
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Pulling a miracle ending out of the Plastic Playbook, 2008 Photography 18 X 28"
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Mother puts a little something "extra" in the morning oatmeal to get her family off to a fantastic day!, 2008 Photography 17 X 25"
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Plastic Prophets of Vinyl Redemption, 2008 Photography 14 X 28"
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Red discovers there is more to life than living in a house made of straw, 2008 Photography 18 X 28"
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The Allegory of Sanctimonious Regret, 2008 Photography 15 X 28"
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The Allegory of Sanctimonious Revenge, 2008 Photography 15 X 25"
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Leroy and his Singing Flamingos are invited to a rose garden soirée, 2008 Photography 10 X 15"
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Quick Facts
Lives in
La Jolla
Works in
La Jolla
Representing galleries
Distinction Gallery and Artist Studios, Pannikin Coffee & Tea
Tags
Installation photography, records, Toys, pop surrealism, narrative, conceptual, pop, surrealism, photography