An exhibition laboring to make a statement
Artists get their hands dirty on a promising subject
Everything about “The Workers,’’ a group show at the wonderful Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, looks auspicious. Above all, the timing: The show, which opened back in May and continues through April 14, has coincided with a period of high unemployment and with the Occupy protests, which together have intensified society’s focus on the plight of workers in a sputtering economy. Unfortunately, the show itself is dreadful.