Gestures in Space and Light features the works of seven prominent American photographers selected from the Krannert Art Museum's extensive photographic collection. Among the artists represented—Aaron Siskind (1903-1992), Brett Weston (1911-1993), Harry Callahan (1912-1999), Nathan Lerner (1913-1997), Joseph Jachna (b. 1935), Alan Cohen (b. 1943) and Michael Johnson (b. 1945), all but Michael Johnson and Brett Weston (son of the renowned photographer Edward Weston) trained or taught at The New Bauhaus School of Design (known later as the Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology) founded by László Moholy–Nagy in Chicago in 1937. Together, their photographs epitomize the spirit of experimentation—of exploring the kinetic, sensorial, temporal as well as visual properties of objects, which was the school's pedagogic legacy.