In his description for “Bad Girl” (above), the late Alexander John Goldenberg stated that the painting “started out as a dysfunctional relationship metaphor for chemotherapy, but as I worked on it, I realized that it was really about the transformation and healing that I’ve been going through for the past year.”

The artist — who transported the seven-by-four-foot wood-panel artwork some 1,600 miles in a nearly nonstop trek to a Michigan competition — passed away one year ago. In celebration of a man “who lived his passion, not cancer,” his family has curated a solo show of his paintings that will be on display beginning Thursday at Middletown Township Public Library.

Both original paintings and prints will be available for purchase for the duration of the exhibit, which runs through the month of June during regular hours, and a reception will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 24.

Take it here to view a Dropbox portfolio of Goldenberg’s works.