No surprise: A house not necessarily a home in the '50s, or now

 "It Was Getting Late,'' by Leslie Graff, in her show "Housed,'' at the Conant Gallery in Lawrence Academy, Groton, Mass., through Dec. 18.

"It Was Getting Late,'' by Leslie Graff, in her show "Housed,'' at the Conant Gallery in Lawrence Academy, Groton, Mass., through Dec. 18.

The gallery notes say she creates "complicated imagery featuring women in stereotypical gender roles and dress, from the shoulders down.''

"House has a much colder connotation than home does...'housed' creates a feeling closer to being trapped than to being comforted.''

The picture certainly evokes the '50s or perhaps '60s. Note that she's reading the long-dead McCall's magazine.