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Paul Paletti Gallery

We exhibit historic and contemporary photographic artworks of museum quality in which the photographer combines a superlative degree of technical virtuosity along with a distinctive vision.

Current Exhibitions

Finding the Melancholy Past: Diana Schoenfeld

For our last show of the year, the gallery is pleased to showcase the photography of California artist Diana Schoenfeld. Finding the Melancholy Past will combine works from several of her photographic projects, unique collage-like still life arrangements revolving around the female figure begun in the early 1970s and later compositions composed of fragile natural specimens will be shown along with selections from her ongoing study of America’s often abandoned one room schoolhouses, “Schoolhouse Odyssey”.

December 1, 2022 – March 31, 2023

Introducing Shelby Lee Adams

The Paul Paletti Gallery is pleased to welcome the IKT Congress to Kentucky for their 2022 meeting. To support their theme, “Global Appalachia” we will be hosting the delegates for a show by native Kentuckian and gallery favorite Shelby Lee Adams of his work (both color and black and white) with the people of Eastern Kentucky.

Shelby’s distinctive style of environmental portraits has created a unique and compassionate record of the people in that region’s rural areas and hollers. Working completely by word-of-mouth referral, Shelby has photographed several generations of families who have become his friends and subjects over the years.

Our Mission

The mission of the Paul Paletti Gallery is to educate the public about photography as a sophisticated art medium that is varied, beautiful, and highly collectible.

Visit Us

We are open weekdays from 9am to 5pm and also by appointment.

Every first Friday the gallery, along with 20+ Louisville galleries on Main and Market Streets extend their hours, offer refreshments, and welcome thousands to view the artwork.