Zachary Ochoa

Return of the Magic Sword

November 23–December 31, 2021

Installation views

<em>Return of the Magic Sword</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021
<em>Return of the Magic Sword</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021
<em>Return of the Magic Sword</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021
<em>Return of the Magic Sword</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021
<em>Return of the Magic Sword</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021
<em>Return of the Magic Sword</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021
<em>Return of the Magic Sword</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021
<em>Return of the Magic Sword</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021

Return of the Magic Sword. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021

Return of the Magic Sword. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021

Return of the Magic Sword. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021

Return of the Magic Sword. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021

Return of the Magic Sword. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021

Return of the Magic Sword. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021

Return of the Magic Sword. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021

Return of the Magic Sword. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021

<em>Return of the Magic Sword</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021 thumbnail
<em>Return of the Magic Sword</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021 thumbnail
<em>Return of the Magic Sword</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021 thumbnail
<em>Return of the Magic Sword</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021 thumbnail
<em>Return of the Magic Sword</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021 thumbnail
<em>Return of the Magic Sword</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021 thumbnail
<em>Return of the Magic Sword</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021 thumbnail
<em>Return of the Magic Sword</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021 thumbnail


Works

Zachary Ochoa. <em>ANCIENT VASE</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 32 x 20 inches (81.3 x 50.8 cm)
Zachary Ochoa. <em>DREAM 2002</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 48 inches (152.4 x 121.9 cm)
Zachary Ochoa. <em>IMAGINE 2004/FLOWER SWORD OF DEATH</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 32 inches (121.9 x 81.3 cm)
Zachary Ochoa. <em>ANCIENT SPIDER CRAB</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm)
Zachary Ochoa. <em>ULTIMATE BATTLE AXE/LOVE SEEKER</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 48 inches (152.4 x 121.9 cm)
Zachary Ochoa. <em>BIRD 2002</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm)
Zachary Ochoa. <em>VASE OF FRIENDSHIP</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 32 inches (121.9 x 81.3 cm)
Zachary Ochoa. <em>ALL DOGS GO TO HEAVEN</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 48 inches (152.4 x 121.9 cm)
Zachary Ochoa. <em>FLOWER FOREVER</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 32 inches (121.9 x 81.3 cm)
Zachary Ochoa. <em>THE EXECUTIONER/CHROME HEART</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 32 inches (152.4 x 81.3 cm)

Zachary Ochoa. ANCIENT VASE, 2021. Acrylic on canvas,
32 x 20 inches (81.3 x 50.8 cm)

Zachary Ochoa. DREAM 2002, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 48 inches (152.4 x 121.9 cm)

Zachary Ochoa. IMAGINE 2004/FLOWER SWORD OF DEATH, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 32 inches (121.9 x 81.3 cm)

Zachary Ochoa. ANCIENT SPIDER CRAB, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm)

Zachary Ochoa. ULTIMATE BATTLE AXE/LOVE SEEKER, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 48 inches (152.4 x 121.9 cm)

Zachary Ochoa. BIRD 2002, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm)

Zachary Ochoa. VASE OF FRIENDSHIP, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 32 inches (121.9 x 81.3 cm)

Zachary Ochoa. ALL DOGS GO TO HEAVEN, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 48 inches (152.4 x 121.9 cm)

Zachary Ochoa. FLOWER FOREVER, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 32 inches (121.9 x 81.3 cm)

Zachary Ochoa. THE EXECUTIONER/CHROME HEART, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 32 inches (152.4 x 81.3 cm)

Zachary Ochoa. <em>ANCIENT VASE</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 32 x 20 inches (81.3 x 50.8 cm) thumbnail
Zachary Ochoa. <em>DREAM 2002</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 48 inches (152.4 x 121.9 cm) thumbnail
Zachary Ochoa. <em>IMAGINE 2004/FLOWER SWORD OF DEATH</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 32 inches (121.9 x 81.3 cm) thumbnail
Zachary Ochoa. <em>ANCIENT SPIDER CRAB</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm) thumbnail
Zachary Ochoa. <em>ULTIMATE BATTLE AXE/LOVE SEEKER</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 48 inches (152.4 x 121.9 cm) thumbnail
Zachary Ochoa. <em>BIRD 2002</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm) thumbnail
Zachary Ochoa. <em>VASE OF FRIENDSHIP</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 32 inches (121.9 x 81.3 cm) thumbnail
Zachary Ochoa. <em>ALL DOGS GO TO HEAVEN</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 48 inches (152.4 x 121.9 cm) thumbnail
Zachary Ochoa. <em>FLOWER FOREVER</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 32 inches (121.9 x 81.3 cm) thumbnail
Zachary Ochoa. <em>THE EXECUTIONER/CHROME HEART</em>, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 32 inches (152.4 x 81.3 cm) thumbnail

Steve Turner is pleased to present Return of the Magic Sword, a solo exhibition by Milwaukee-based Zachary Ochoa that features new paintings which introduce a world of their creation, one with a girl hero, his alter ego, and an array of urns, swords and other weapons, objects that connect Ochoa’s narrative to Arthurian legend. The images are painted so that they float in solid backgrounds and often are juxtaposed with text, “Revenge,” “Dream,” “Dog,” “Friendship,” “Lady,” “Flower Forever” and “Death.” Years of unknown significance, “2002” and “2004,” are also scrawled on many of the paintings. Floating images, words and dates allow for an open-ended reading of Ochoa’s non-linear narrative, one that he aims to expand upon in upcoming projects.  According to Ochoa, “The evolving narrative of Girl Hero allows me to address a number of topics including revenge, love and acceptance while utilizing imagery that is not rooted in any specific time period.”

Born 1998, Aurora, Illinois
Lives and works in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Education
2020
BFA, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design

Solo Exhibitions
2021
Return of the Magic Sword, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
2019
Zachary Ochoa, Riverwest Public House Cooperative, Milwaukee

Group Exhibitions
2021
In Crystalized Time, Museum of Museums, Seattle
SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York

2020
NADA, Miami
I’ll Make You Sorry, The Green Gallery, Milwaukee
Part 32 of ‘By Yourself with Everyone’, Good Mother Gallery Life in a PRESSURE COOKER, Young Space

2019
Temporary [Re]Surfacing, The Real Tinsel, Milwaukee
00000 GHOOST $HOW, Gluon Gallery, Milwaukee

Bibliography
2021
“Issue 001: Summer 2021,” Sap Magazine